Originally posted by Skynet
no I am afraid you don't understand the point at all. Future DX8/9 games are going to be much more video card dependent and less CPU intensive. You state 3DMark03 is a video card benchmark and not a system benchmark. This is exactly correct and exactly how it should be.
That's just a guess, something you cannot be sure about.
I find it more likely that game developers will use the additional CPU power made available in new ways, rather than just not use it. We've already seen parts of this come into play, such as the Karma physics engine of Unreal 2 and Unreal Tournament 2003. I expect other things like more realistic sound and better AI will also become more prevalent.