Benchmark Results: F1 2010
F1 2010 appears CPU-bound by all three builds when using its High Quality preset, even with the $2400 PC’s Core i7-2600K pushed all the way to 4.6 GHz.
Muscling past that bottleneck requires cranking the graphics details up to Ultra Quality and adding 8x AA, where GPU performance is finally reflected at 2560x1600.
The $1200 PC is always held back by its FX-6100, while the $600 PC is limited by its single Radeon HD 6870. If only someone would combine the $600 machine's CPU with the $1200 machine’s graphics subsystem (though you'd need a better motherboard, too, since the H61 Express-based platform doesn't accommodate CrossFire).
Edit: Fixed typo. Oops :p
I'm guessing you meant "can" spank.
And spank it does.
NM, the original part of the thread I thought I read 1x 580, now I see 2x...
I need to reply once more... 2x 6950s and a extremely overclocking BD 6100 with only a 650watt ps? These fuggen builds suck
gaming tdp of 6950s = max 160 * 2 = 320
bd 6100 95W officially.
320 + 160 = 480
overclocking won't need more than an extra 100W max.
nothing else uses much power. These are budget builds, they're not made for upgradeability.
EDIT: LOL, I just looked at your profile. Your system has a 1200W PSU for one 6970.
I'm laughing, yet cringing at the waste of money.
I think we need a single/multiple GPU article to find out if there's anything that can be rescued from this. Throw in a couple of different motherboards, that sort of thing. Does memory speed make a big difference? Would Windows 8 Beta help in any way?