Originally Posted by turdhat
I have been hearing that if you have a q6600 at at least 3.6 that an I7 isnt going to net you a whole lot unless you go SLI. Then it is a must. Anyone else advise on this ?
Come to think of it, if my cpu was a bottleneck then I wouldnt see improvments across the board on GPU overclocking right ? I am seeing performance improvments from everything that I have tried when compared to stock clocks.
Not true. If you're most playing console ports like Resident Evil or Batman:AA, then yeah you won't see much difference because console games tend not to be very CPU intensive. However, for games like World in Conflict, Farcry 2 and Crysis, there's a big difference. I don't think that synthetic CPU benchmarks really show the edge that I7 has over the Q6600. On paper, their performances aren't that far off from each other at the same clock speed but in gaming, it's very apparent. I think that's just due to the X58 being a much better platform overall than anything the Q6600 runs on.