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Old 09-25-09, 03:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: Upgrading Core2Quad to Corei7, running gtx 275 SLI

You will gain FPS (mileage will vary depending on the game, some games are more CPU-dependent than others), but if you already were getting solid framerates with your old system, will you really notice the FPS increase? Since your video cards are the same, running in heavily GPU stressing conditions (high amounts of anti-aliasing, very high resolutions) won't really be affected by the CPU upgrade.

If you are upgrading for other reasons as well (faster video encoding, triple channel memory, future upgrade possibilities e.g. Core i9), I would say by all means go for it, but to upgrade from what you have for pure gaming purposes might be a bit more iffy.
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