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What processor is used for the GPU2012 benchmarks?

zebrax2

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If your talking about anandtech then this would be it. It can be seen on "The Test" section of their articles.
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Patflute

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Okay thank you, they should really tell you the specs on the bench page... I don't think anyone looking to buy a 6850 is going to have a i7 3960x LOL

btw there are more cards on the bench :)
 

toyota

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Okay thank you, they should really tell you the specs on the bench page... I don't think anyone looking to buy a 6850 is going to have a i7 3960x LOL

btw there are more cards on the bench :)
no but the only way to compare cards is to have a cpu that does not limit any card out there.
 

ViRGE

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no but the only way to compare cards is to have a cpu that does not limit any card out there.
Indeed. The argument goes both ways, but AnandTech has always favored high-end testbeds to avoid bottlenecks. Ideally the only thing that should be determining performance is the product being tested.
 

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Okay thank you, they should really tell you the specs on the bench page... I don't think anyone looking to buy a 6850 is going to have a i7 3960x LOL
While this is true, high end CPUs are used to ensure it doesn't bottleneck the results.

Benchmarks like this should NOT be used to gauge absolute performance (i.e the frame rate you'd get with that particular hardware), but rather be used to determine relative performance of the perspective components being tested.
 

Ferzerp

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Indeed. The argument goes both ways, but AnandTech has always favored high-end testbeds to avoid bottlenecks. Ideally the only thing that should be determining performance is the product being tested.


Now I wish people would stop doing the opposite when benchmarking processors.... ;)
 

Ferzerp

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Sadly, everyone. It's less a matter of "slow GPU" as it is of publishing GPU bound benchmarks in CPU evaluations. We already know that half the processors released now will get the same fps at high resolution with the same processor, so publishing that info is just pointless, and serves to obfuscate the actual performance differences between procs. In my opinion, it's of the same value as putting in network benchmarks or disk transfer benchmarks with a 7.2k rpm disk in a processor review. You're benchmarking the GPU, not the CPU when you do that.


edit: Ok, my beef is really with people who then use those GPU bound benchmarks to make claims about the relative performance of the processors less so that the reviewers themselves ;)
 
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