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Old 07-31-10, 08:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: Tested Intel® Core™2 Duo with 480GTX for CPU bottleneck

This benchmark doesn't use a GTX 480, but if you'll look in my sig, you'll see there's more than enough power in those components.

The only difference is that my CPU is @ 3.8Ghz


Settings: 1920x1080
4xAA, 16xAF, All settings high, (HBAO and Vsync turned off)

First test: 32-man Hardcore server, 2 cores (set in task manager, cores 3 and 4)

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
25427, 539153,____27, 110, 47.161


Second test: Same server (next round), same map, 4 cores.

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
34266, 501699,____40, 104, 68.300




That's just going from 2 to 4 cores. No difference in settings at all. I didn't even leave the server. I just took 2 separate benchmarks in game (1 full round each) I also noticed that when I was only using 2 cores, there were "hitches" in the framerate about every second or 2. As soon as I set the game to use all 4 cores, those hitches went away and gameplay became very smooth.

In newer games, you will see a boost in FPS going from a high-powered dual core to a Quad Core. I can run benchmarks all day in different 32-man servers, but I can guarantee that the results will be similar in all instances.

Quad Cores are preferable for gaming now. Maybe not all games, but if you want liquid smooth framerates in multi-threaded games, a Quad core is the way to go.
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