Re: *The Official Tech-Forums 3DMark 11 Rankings*
First off, I added another 6gb of ram, also I got a hold of the 11.1a drivers which fixes the quadfire issues for the most part, if the scores I've been seeing in the official Futuremark community are anything to go by, there is more to come. Third, and I'm unsure about this one, I have the Windows 7 SP1 beta that is supposed to include DX11 performance improvements. Of course it could be that my first score was just a side effect of broken drivers, as I checked myself through MSI Afterburner that GPU usage was 40% across all cores, which was indicative of something wrong in this benchmark ( Vantage had constant spikes between 60% and 99%), and combined was extremely low. You have to factor in the hardware as well.... 1 six core/12 thread CPU with 2 5970s which is almost identical to 4x HD5870s, and also factor in the clock frequencies for the GPUs. The highest score in the Futuremark yougamers member thread is 15,049 and it's a rig with an i7 980x and ati cards (2x hd5870+ 1x hd5970)...
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