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Old 01-20-09, 11:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Bad CPU hurting GTX 295?

Originally Posted by Maverickman View Post
I've been thinking about upgrading to a Core2 Quad or Core i7 CPU as my Core2 Duo E8500 isn't cutting it anymore. I've got it overclocked to 3.56GHz, but I still think it's holding my GTX 295 back. I've been looking at the Q9650 as the price just dropped today by 40%. I can overclock it to at least 3.4GHz. With four CPUs, I should be all set. Is the Core i7 a worthy upgrade? It seems too expensive for the performance gain over a Core2 Quad.

I'd recommend getting an i7; nvidia's sli really shows its strength when coupled with a fast processor.
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