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by Taniniver
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2 performance
Replies: 64
Views: 26186

Re: Guild Wars 2 performance

In-game settings under the graphics options, what have you got Character Model Limit and Character Model Quality set at? If they aren't already, put them both on "Lowest" and see what that does. From my own testing, with more players around the game becomes incredibly CPU limited, and by a...
by Taniniver
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Core i7-2600K temp readings?
Replies: 3
Views: 2509

Re: Core i7-2600K temp readings?

I always use Core Temp. I don't have an i7 yet, but I assume it's been updated with support for them by now. The temperature doesn't seem unreasonable, depending on your system cooling - you don't mention what cooler you are using. My old Core 2 Quad Q6600 sits at 25-30 C at idle depending on the am...
by Taniniver
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: P8P67 pro and 1600 MHz memory issue
Replies: 23
Views: 12007

Re: P8P67 pro and 1600 MHz memory issue

Indeed - at some point memory bandwidth or latency will become a limiting factor. If this is the case with a Core i7 2500k at 4.5 Ghz+, I don't know. Some benchmarks would be useful, especially ones concerned with archive operations, these seem to be the most sensitive apps when it comes to memory b...
by Taniniver
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

Re: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?

I just noticed that these forums seem to have stopped allowing table tags, and so my table of all the different results is messed up. Here is a screenshot of it instead:

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by Taniniver
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

And the results are in!

Well, I finally got around to building my new system, and testing the RAID5 performance of the ICH9R chipset. The quick summary? :D :o :D :o :D :o :D :o :D :o First the specs of the PC, to put the numbers in perspective ⋅ Antec P190 case ⋅ Gigabyte P35C-DS3R motherboard, with P35...
by Taniniver
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

Very nice, thanks for the info 8) Yeah, sequential transfer is mainly what I am interested in - my RAID5 array will just be a big 'ole storage drive for all my media. Mainly just serving my PC, but possibly 1-2 others over a gigabit network. I don't care about the I/O operations per second, I won't ...
by Taniniver
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

Madwand wrote:
ICH9R allows up to 6 drives in a single array, and can do > 100 MB/s sequential writes easily.


Sounds great Madwand! :o If you don't mind me asking though, where did you get this information? Is it from your own testing, or... ?
by Taniniver
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

Using RAID-5 with any regular onboard controller is going to be very slow and basically shooting yourself in the foot. In order to make it really work, you need a proper dedicated controller that has a chip for offloading the parity calculations. Well, that's what I'm trying to find out here. The a...
by Taniniver
Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

Just as an FYI, to the best of my knowledge, you can't expand raid5 arranys on the fly. I could be mistaken, but that's the last I heard. Also, the parity calculations are going to be quite a bit slower for an onboard controller that doesn't have dedicated RAM than even what a single-drive would be...
by Taniniver
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

Yeah, I thought someone would suggest RAID 1+0. Thanks for the suggestion, but it isn't what I need, sorry. I don't like the fact that any RAID involving 1 means you lose 50% of the total drive capacity. With RAID 5, you lose 33% with 3 drives, 25% with 4 drives, 20% with 5 drives, and only 16.6% wi...
by Taniniver
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?
Replies: 91
Views: 64122

RAID 5 performance of ICH9R southbridge chipset?

Hi all Does anyone have any performance figures for the RAID 5 support of the ICH9R southbridge chipset? I did some searching on the web and couldn't seem to find any numbers. The latest relevant article I found here on TR was this one: http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q4/chipset-raid/index.x?pg=1 ...
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