I'm kinda new to graphics cards and such, and I bought a GTX 680 FTW (4gb) for better performance over my GTX 560 (2gb) and I ran the Unigen Heaven DX11 benchmarking tool with my friend who has the GTX 670 (2gb) and I noticed that he had significantly better scores than me and I was wondering how that was possible when we had the same settings.. The only thing I can think of is that his CPU is better than mine and mine is possibly bottlenecking the GPU.
CPU: AMD FX-6100 6 Core @ ~3.3 GHz
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4gb
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
The difference between the I5 3570K and the I7 3930K in terms of gaming is like a couple of frames, you would save alot by taking the I5. I7 doesn't give much of a benefit over the I5 for games, you can always OC the I5 anyway.
I originally thought of getting the I7, but I didn't see the point in spending nearly £100 more for a few extra frames that aren't needed. All the games I throw at my system runs maxed out/graphical mods etc all buttery smooth and I'm happy with it. Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Shogun total war 2 etc and that's on stock clock @ 3.4Ghz with the GTX 680, I bought the MSI one, Twin Frozr 4Gb. The board I use is a Gigabyte Z77-DS3H and 850w, happy with how it performs.
What is ur score?I mean average FPS.Kinda interested.
My average FPS was around 40-50 usually high 40's on highest settings everything on 1600x900 resolution. My friend was testing this with his setup and he was getting an average 60+ FPS with his 670, which was why I was confused.