Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 465/470/480" thread
If the Q9550 is limiting it that is just another reason not to upgrade yet, because I am not going to overclock it. Those charts do show a nice difference between the Q6600 and the i7s, but I have a 9550 which is a LOT better processor than the 6600. I remember when i7 came out and Tom's and everyone else basically said there was no reason to upgrade for gaming if you had a 9550 or above unless you could get the high-end extreme version, which I could never afford.
And I know Crysis and Battlefield BC2 are big winners on the 5870, I said that before. The problem is I noticed no major increases in games other than those. Several ran worse, which I doubt is a bottleneck problem.
I gots one of them high powered gaming computers with an EVGA GTX 480 video thingy and a Q9550 processing device and also one of them Windows 7 64 operating programs with 4GB of some Corsair 1033 DDR2 ram.
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