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fortkentdad November 10, 2012 04:22 PM

NovaBench Score on my FKD's new A10 Rig
 
Verified NovaBench Score: 778

Test run on November 11, 2012 at 00:14
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

AMD A105800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics running at 4598 MHz

AMD Radeon HD 6670 GPU

32204 MB System RAM (Score: 256)
- RAM Speed: 7684 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 335)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 111723908
- Integer Operations/Second: 226046908
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 718819

Graphics Tests (Score: 169)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 508

Hardware Tests (Score: 18)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 1863 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 96 MB/s

Not sure how to interpret these results, but I'll put them out for others comment. This is the first Benchmarking software that seems to work smoothly in Windows 8 on my new rig. Will try my one time test with 3DMark and post it if it works.

fortkentdad November 10, 2012 05:23 PM

NovaBench Score with CrossFireX enabled.
 
Opps - I forgot I had disabled CrossfireX in the Catatalyst Control Centre. Here are the results with both HD 6670's CrossFireX'd.

Verified NovaBench Score: 791

Test run on November 11, 2012 at 01:20
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

AMD A105800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics running at 4439 MHz

AMD Radeon HD 7660D + 6670 Dual Graphics GPU

32204 MB System RAM (Score: 254)
- RAM Speed: 7316 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 369)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 104547660
- Integer Operations/Second: 255814472
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 905047

Graphics Tests (Score: 149)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 452

Hardware Tests (Score: 19)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 1863 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 103 MB/s

fortkentdad November 10, 2012 05:28 PM

CrossFireX Results - lower graphics scores???
 
Interesting - enable the CrossfireX for the two HD 6670 and while there is a modest increase in the over all score 791 from 778, there is a significant DROP in Graphic performance


CROSSFIREX off

AMD A105800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics running at 4598 MHz

AMD Radeon HD 6670 GPU

CPU Tests (Score: 335)

Graphics Tests (Score: 169)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 508

_______________________________________
CROSSFIREX on

Verified NovaBench Score: 791

AMD A105800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics running at 4439 MHz

AMD Radeon HD 7660D + 6670 Dual Graphics GPU

CPU Tests (Score: 369)

Graphics Tests (Score: 149)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 452

Very interesting and more than a little disappointing.

fortkentdad November 10, 2012 05:40 PM

I get different results with every re-run of this Novabenchmark test. Most recent for graphics was:
Graphics Tests (Score: 160)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 482

Significantly different scores - with no difference in equipment or settings - what is the margin of error for these tests.

I also ran the GPU test at my full resolution of 4800 x 900 - 176 FPS on the short video that was run full screen. Not sure how that compares.

fortkentdad November 10, 2012 06:06 PM

One more sample - but this one the best so far....
 
For what it is worth, here is the latest score - and best so far. I guess you just have to go with the average and range of scores. I'm looking at others scores on line to see where about my scores are coming. I'm particularly interested in the GPU ball park I'm in with these two HD 6670's in CrossFireX.

Verified NovaBench Score: 821

Test run on November 11, 2012 at 01:53
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

AMD A105800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics running at 4439 MHz

AMD Radeon HD 7660D + 6670 Dual Graphics GPU

32204 MB System RAM (Score: 255)
- RAM Speed: 7381 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 388)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 125433444
- Integer Operations/Second: 281899908
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 797503

Graphics Tests (Score: 163)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 492


Hardware Tests (Score: 15)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 1863 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 69 MB/s

fortkentdad November 10, 2012 06:18 PM

So my video's FPS run between 450-500. When I look at the FPS averages for common GPU's https://novabench.com/gpuchart.php I notice that an average of 475 puts me in the league with

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 _________ 491
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 _________ 488
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE _________ 463
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series _________ 463

and the card I was considering
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series _________ 380


And when I looked for the HD 6670 I found that I was indeed getting twice the fps that a single HD 6670 delivers.
AMD Radeon HD 6670 _________ 225

So based on those results my "mistake" that resulted in my rig having two HD 6670's may not have been that bad.

I also tested the system at full 4800x900 resolution in one display over three screens. Then my FPS is 176 still a very usable fps for video games and video viewing I think.

fortkentdad November 10, 2012 07:32 PM

Passmark 2367
 
Loaded another free trial benchmark - Passmark. Not sure what to make of all these scores.

When I'm doing this comparison thing I need to keep in mind the cost of some of these components that my system is competing with - often much more costly video cards or CPU's. ... but had I known then what I know now I probably would have made a few different choices.



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