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Old 02-04-09, 09:05 AM   #27
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Default Re: CPU scaling with GeForce 295 GTX

Originally Posted by MUYA View Post
If you read the report, i7 does benefit the much is relative to what you can justify for yourself as a purchase. Certainly in some situations, an overclock in quadcores seems to boost average fps. As you mentioned, min fps has been overlooked but, still average fps is still indicative as a form of measurement...not fool proof but still.

I hear your point about all the other intricacies of benching/gaming but, coming from a q6600@3Ghz and finding 400mhz more could benefit you (as I mentioned onionmarks). More specifically, for SLI reliant situations in which the 295 is an example, I would think (if you have cash/credit to burn for a 295...) you could probably consider such things. I hope you understand what I am trying to say.

I intend to bench crysis warhead and far cry2.

I play AoC a lot and will try to bench it with Fraps...but benching consistently in AoC is a problem. You probably have rely on feel, perception more than anything else and that is always subjective
I understand what you're saying. No doubt whenever you increase the processor speed the potential for better performance is there, even if it is a GPU bound application. It depends upon the angle you are looking at. The 3 games you listed that you are going to play might all benefit from it, where the upgrade for me I'm looking at performance across the board. What I consider cost effective is more than likely different from what you might. When there is a 10% gain I don't consider that a large boost in performance. It needs to be more like a 25% gain if I were to consider replacing the processor. For the price of that CPU, it wouldn't be considered cost effective for me.
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