Re: Everquest 2. I think I may have a partial solution to stuttering.
After considering the aspects of how the graphics engine of EverQuest II works, I've been thinking about what CPU would be the best.
Obviously it'll need a lot of RAM access, since so much is worked there, and a big 2nd level cache would be good as well. Most likely it would need a fast front side bus too.
Sounds like the latest P4 Extreme Edition would fit perfectly.
They have a Socket 775 version that runs 1066 MHz FSB and has a solid 2 MB L2 cache.
Add in a nice Raid harddrive and overclock the CPU slightly (if you can) and it should yield some great FPS in EQ II on pretty much any of the newer graphics cards.
Thoughts and ideas ?
btw : Did ChrisRay do all his tests with the same CPU ?