Benchmarking in Win7 Vs Win8
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January 20, 2013, 10:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
My System Specs
Ok, Bluebyte will give it a try with crossfire disabled in Win8 and see what I get. I did reload FRAPS and played a couple of games. Could not get Dirt3 to play, something about being unable to authenticate. Hope my CD is not damaged? Anyway played a little Warbirds (older flight simulator) and Dirt Showdown. I found Dirt Showdown did not like Crossfire at all, it crashed (pardon the pun if you know the game). With cross fire disabled I could get about 60 fps when played on just my 24" LCD screen, when pushed to the full three screen array (4800x900) FPS dropped into the 20's and frankly the way I drive the wide screen made me dizzy when I was spinning the car about the dockyards, but it does look cool in the wide screen. I really didn't notice much of a difference visually between the 20 something wide screen and the 60 in the smaller screen.
With Warbirds, again it preferred the crossfire disabled, and I was getting 60 FPS in the wide 4800x900 screen. In flight simulators the wide screen is real nice as you can "look out the side window" and see the landing strip you miss judged go by or see bad guys coming at you. Planes don't spin around like little rally cars do in Dirt games - well at least not until they are spinning out of control after you've been hit and are crashing to the ground as warning buzzers flash "bail out!". I'm not very good at either game.
I do hope some of my newer games will appreciate the crossfired pair of HD6670's. Hate to think that the second 6670 is just taking up space in my PC case and of no real use.
Fort Kent, Alberta
2012 - A10 Rig
My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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