I am running my Q9650 on stock (3.0ghz) right now, since I removed my Xigmatek Black Night CPU cooler. I don't know how it will perform when I overclock it back to 4.0, once I get my new heatsink from newegg.
I also run everything on the highest possible, except for for AA at 4x and AF at 4x. Resolution is at 1680x1050. DX10.
Originally Posted by Burnt_Ram
you get below 30 fps even with that Q9650 @ 4 ghz??? i get better than that with my dually @ 4 ghz? i run 2048x1152 2xAA 8xAF with a mix of mainly High and medium settings.
lowest i ever see is 35 fps and thats on a 32 player server with tons of smoke and stuff goin on. i stay above 45 fps 90% of the time. i was going to buy a Q9400 and run it around 3.6 or so, but now after seeing your performance i'm not sure anymore ...