Originally Posted by MUYA
hahaha 10% in crysis is like 3fps...feel my pain!
30 fps to 33 fps, I think I got a that much in boost in average fps in crysis warhead with a 400 mhz overclock!!! This is at 1920 res / 4X AA / Dx9 / with all settings maxed to "enthusiasts" except shadows..which is set to gamer.
But that's better than early teens fps with my GTX at the same setting
Yea I hear ya! I was looking into the Q9650 a little more, and one thing that I would definitely suggest trying if you decided to go for one would be to see how high your FSB on your board goes. This 780i doesn't seem happy at 1600+ for me, but I've seen other people run them at as much as 1800+. Since the multiplier is the same for the 9650 and the q6600 (9x), in order to go higher than where you are now it's all up to the board. To hit 4ghz you'd need almost 450fsb or 1800mhz effective. it might only do 400 - 425fsb before you hit a wall, then you're going to be stuck around 3.6 - 3.8ghz.