AMD 8350 & 7970 Gaming Rig Review

Far Cry 3 and Hitman Absolution

All AMD Gaming Rig

Far Cry 3

Moving into the jungle with Jason Brody and the lack of CPU performance is really noticeable. 8 frames behind our first HD7970 test, and a whopping 12 behind the Intel test on the same card and drivers. 30 is right on the borderline of where we'd like to be. Fortunately Far Cry 3 is slower paced so it's tolerable.

 

Hitman Absolution

The benefit of the latest Catalyst drivers can be felt in Hitman Absolution. Also the power of the full-spectrum AMD setup. Only 3 FPS average below a LGA2011, which is vastly more expensive.  Good job, Agent 47.

  

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09-05-2013, 13:50:15

Roooker
Nice one sir.
I am astonished how much of a difference there is on 3dMark11.
And even in some games like Far Cry 3 or Metro 2033 the amd 8350 bottlenecking the gpu quite a lot.Quote

09-05-2013, 13:51:14

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Roooker View Post
Nice one sir.
I am astonished how much of a difference there is on 3dMark11.
And even in some games like Far Cry 3 or Metro 2033 the amd 8350 bottlenecking the gpu quite a lot.

Bottle neck is a noob word mate wash your mouth out.


Its just titles where the CPU is required more......Quote

09-05-2013, 13:56:49

Roooker
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Bottle neck is a noob word mate wash your mouth out.


Its just titles where the CPU is required more......




I understood bottle neck as holding something back. So if the CPU slows down the frames, it is holding back the potential frames the GPU could throw out. Isn't it ?Quote

09-05-2013, 14:05:55

alienware
Good write up there Tom !

Were you using Windows 8 for this?Quote

09-05-2013, 14:22:32

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roooker View Post



I understood bottle neck as holding something back. So if the CPU slows down the frames, it is holding back the potential frames the GPU could throw out. Isn't it ?
Some games use the cpu more. doesnt mean its holding the GPU back. Its complicated dude but bottle neck isnt the word.


@ Alien no mate W7. It was worse on W8 with most benches so we went with what looks best and also what a great deal of people seem to be running still.Quote
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