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I'm in the first stages of a complete rebench now.

- Crysis 2 for typical gaming power consumption instead of 3DMark
- Added multi-monitor power consumption
- Added Crysis 2, Shogun 2, Starcraft 2, Dragon Age 2, STALKER Call of Pripyat

Any ideas from the community?
 
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don't use crysis 2 it's not demanding enough for a power test, just stick with something like the original or maybe dirt 2 if you reeeaaalllyyy want to use a console port

if your aiming for typical use cod(best selling shooter) or dirt 2 (current best racer)

would love to see a portal 2 now that its out

love the multi-mon power consumption though
 
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I'm in the first stages of a complete rebench now.
Good luck with that W1zz. :p

- Crysis 2 for typical gaming power consumption instead of 3DMark
AFAIK the sales for the PC version of the game wasn't exactly a great one, thus questioning the "typicality" of the game. :D :laugh:

- Added multi-monitor power consumption
- Added Crysis 2, Shogun 2, Starcraft 2, Dragon Age 2, STALKER Call of Pripyat
Those are great additions, in with the newer games, and another dimension to the power consumption section is always welcome, multi-monitor setups are slowly gaining ground.

Any ideas from the community?
None right now. Perhaps none even in the future though. I'm sure the others would have their own ideas to share.
 
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Battlefield 3 - :respect: We know that you already have the demo
 
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Multi-monitor figures for the big-hitting cards & Crossfire/SLI reviews? Maybe this could be an add-on review after initial multi-monitor drivers for new GPUs have become stable? (I know some of the pre-release press-drivers can be a bit finicky)


Battlefield 3 when it arrives.
 

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don't use crysis 2 it's not demanding enough for a power test
i just finished benching everything i had and crysis 2 is the best choice of all of them
 

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One of things I would like to see is the charts to keep the numbers from previously reviewed cards. Mainly I'd like the SLi/Crossfire numbers to stay in the charts.

I'd also like to see eyefinity/nvidia surround numbers for some of the top configs.
 

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Multi-monitor figures
multi monitor means windows desktop work with 2 monitors connected that have different timings -> modern cards dont go into the lowest idle state with that config
 
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i just finished benching everything i had and crysis 2 is the best choice of all of them
really:eek: thats incredibly surprising - in that case by all means use crysis 2

I hope your considering portal 2 though - been a long time since the last valve game
 

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I hope your considering portal 2 though - been a long time since the last valve game
havent looked at it but i expect it to be cpu limited on most modern configs
 
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W1zz, will you be testing the Sapphire Flex 6950 soon?
 
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havent looked at it but i expect it to be cpu limited on most modern configs
if the system requirements are anything to go by - dual core at 2ghz its actually quite a bit lower then a lot of games lately which have been needing 2.4ghz+

would love a review which tested cards against their predesesors - gtx580 vs 480 vs 280 or gtx 550ti vs gts 450 vs gts 250
 

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would love a review which tested cards against their predesesors
i had that for a long time but made a cut with dx11. in the current suite only 6 of our benchmarks are not dx11, the new will have even less
 

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W1zz, will you be testing the Sapphire Flex 6950 soon?
dont think so .. for some reason sapphire doesn't seem to be interested in sampling us
 
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i had that for a long time but made a cut with dx11. in the current suite only 6 of our benchmarks are not dx11, the new will have even less
i just thought it would be usefull to know, my gts 250 will likely be up for replacement around january, and there are still many tpu'ers running 9 series cards as well as 4000 series cards
 
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I would like to see other cpu's, not just high end stuff. Tbh, not everyone has these cpu's. Well I do realise it is an impossible job, but maybe 2/3 (low end cpu/mid range/high end)
 

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Avoid Furmark, useless now.

Overclock benchmarks move to Crysis 2, remove FC2 definitely, and also HAWX or HAWX2 or any nVidia sponsored title where nVidia card has god-like advantage.
 
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multi monitor means windows desktop work with 2 monitors connected that have different timings -> modern cards dont go into the lowest idle state with that config
Didn't know that. Interesting.


I kind of meant though doing Eyefinity (and Nvidia equiv) testing of the top cards. The GTX 590 & HD6990 are pretty much overkill for anything less than 30" monitors so it'd be interesting to see them really pushed to the limit.

I realise though that eyefinity etc setups are a tiny section of the market, and often buggy, so it's probably too much work.

Cheers W1zz.
 
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i just finished benching everything i had and crysis 2 is the best choice of all of them
I think it is a fine choice. Been playing it quite a lot.

Getting 40-50fps on my 6950 with Q6600 at 3GHz.

Add: That is at 1920x1200.
 
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dont think so .. for some reason sapphire doesn't seem to be interested in sampling us
I just emailed Sapphire complaining to them that TPU and your reviews are used by a large majority of folks to justify their video card purchases. I requested they send you a card. I hope this works. I also asked if there will be a 6970 Flex

If I hear anything back I'll let you know
 

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I just emailed Sapphire complaining to them that TPU and your reviews are used by a large majority of folks to justify their video card purchases. I requested they send you a card. I hope this works. I also asked if there will be a 6970 Flex

If I hear anything back I'll let you know
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I kind of meant though doing Eyefinity
absolutely no plans for eyefinity. they invented it so they can sell $600 graphics cards to run console ports
 

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I would like to see other cpu's, not just high end stuff. Tbh, not everyone has these cpu's. Well I do realise it is an impossible job, but maybe 2/3 (low end cpu/mid range/high end)
not possible .. i cant justify benching three times as long and having three test systems around
 
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not possible .. i cant justify benching three times as long and having three test systems around
Thats what I feared, but hoped for at least 2 cpu's! Eh well I'll just go by my estimation scale! :laugh:
 
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not possible .. i cant justify benching three times as long and having three test systems around
absolutely no plans for eyefinity. they invented it so they can sell $600 graphics cards to run console ports

No triple posting :slap:

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