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PC Benchmark thread (Part Deux) - Firestrike

Discussion in 'Gaming Hardware' started by little P, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Brainling

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  2. little P

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    Nice numbers! Thanks for doing that, it's a huge jump from a 1080 comparing your numbers to Kit's earlier post with his 1080. Wow... That 1080Ti is some piece of kit!
     
  3. Brainling

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    It's 65+% faster than my 980 Ti across the board. 80% faster at 1080p (where this card would be total overkill).
     
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  4. little P

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    Nice one. Thanks for the info that is very interesting to see real world results. I'll be waiting on Asus to release price and release date details of their Strix 1080Ti! I'm defecting from Gigabyte for the first time in 5 years.

    EDIT: First review is out and it looks like I've made the right choice :D

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_1080_Ti_Strix_OC/
     
  5. Kitlope

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    Just picked up a Asus Strix OC edition 1080 Ti and ran Firestrike. The numbers are lower than I figured, I'm thinking the older CPU is starting to play a roll but not sure. Any idea's guys? edit: Looking at my previous post from summer with and without CPU OC, definitely plays a roll of about 500 more Firestrike points.

    Back down to 3.33 Ghz from the mild OC I usually have, 18 GB of DDR3. I'll do another one with the CPU at around 3.75 Ghz and tweak the ram to 1600 (edit: I think it went 1805).

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  6. Kitlope

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    Well holy fuck. Just did the CPU/ram OC and what a difference. Is this true? I can only imagine what a modern day 6 core will improve it.

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  7. little P

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    Nice Kit. I think also with the Firestrike test running @1080p (and any games for that matter) the results will be CPU bound from what I understand. The 1080Ti really comes in to it's own @1440p and 4K. Anything before that and it's going to be twiddling it's thumbs waiting for the CPU. Congratulations on your purchase though you mad bastard lol
     
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    I read that too Lil' P, 1440 is where it shines. Hence why I bought it.

    No more video cards for me.
     
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    I was wondering why your Firestrike score was nearly 1200 below mine with an OC'ed card, until you posted about needing to OC your other components. I guess my 4790k isn't so bad after all given that it did an 18,889 with the CPU being at stock speeds.
     
  10. Kitlope

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    Yeah Brainling, the CPU I'm using is older than the hills now, although still practical the upgrade bug is biting me. I'm seriously considering a Ryzen 1600x.

    Your Haswell 4790k is a great chip with more years of life in it.
     
  11. little P

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    firestrike before overclock.jpg

    firestrike after overclock.jpg

    Well I've been playing around with overclocking my CPU to try and give it a little longer before I upgrade.

    I managed to get the plucky little i7 2700K 3.5Ghz to a stable 4.5Ghz (5 hours running prime with no BSOD) and here are the results of running firestrike compared to my last run a year ago.

    A substantial improvement to the physics score and a decent bump to the overall score. I'm already noticing the difference in games that are cpu heavy, so all in all pleased with the result.

    Also pleasantly surprised nothing blew up... yet.

    This 2700K is such a great chip! Thanks Duke :)
     
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    Some score updates since I did the full system overhaul to Z370 with an i7-8700K and 3200mhz DDR4. Video card is still my 1080 Ti FE.

    3DMark
    Time Spy: old 8134, new 9332
    Fire Strike Ultra: old 6662, new 6833
    Fire Strike Extreme: old 12085, new 12783
    Fire Strike: old 18889, new 22351

    Cinebench R15
    Multi
    Old (4790K): 992
    New (8700K) 1413

    Single
    Old (4790K): 176
    New (8700K): 192

    With the 3DMark scores we clearly see that CPU matters less and less as the resolution goes up and your GPU is the bottleneck. At 1080p the 8700's extra oomph makes a huge difference. At 4K, not so much. The Time Spy score is a nice bump though so the 8700K has something to say about DX12.

    The real interesting score to me was the single threaded score in Cinebench. My 4790K score was on a OC'ed 4790K with all cores at 4.7ghz. The 8700K score is stock (which for this test is still 4.7ghz because that's the 8700K's single core boost) and still wins. So there is clearly IPC gains with Coffee Lake.

    Overall the 8700K is a monster chip.
     
  13. little P

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    Nice scores Brainling! That's a monster rig you've built yourself there :eek:
     

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