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Old 02-03-09, 08:08 PM   #1
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The article;
http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=807

I certainly found this true with my q6600 at least in terms of 3D mark2k6

With the q6600@3Ghz I obtained a score of
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=9788422

With q6600@3.4Ghz I obtained a score of 18473
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=9875055


Might plonk in some dollars in a q9650 and o/c that to 4GHz or more?
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I have one for sale!
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why?!
My mobo can't hold the OC. If I'm going to buy a CPU and new mobo, I might as well go all the way with the new socket.
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I read the article earlier today. It all comes back to resolution. At 1680 you'll see some gains with a faster cpu, at 1920 those gains will be less pronounced. At 2560 they will almost disappear in most cases.

I really don't feel that a Q9650 is a cost effective upgrade over a Q6600. It costs about $350 to gain another 5 - 15% increase in fps. The only way you're really going to see larger gains is going to an i7 920 and replacing your board.

A Q9650 from 3ghz to 4GHZ in WiC is 50fps to 58 fps. A gain of 16%. Far Cry 2 is 75 to 84 fps. A gain of 12%. CoH 113 to 122. 8% gain. Fallout 3 65 to 70, 8% gain.

WiC shows the best scaling percentage wise but it still won't play a huge role IMO. The rest of them are all above 60fps anyway so those gains aren't going to be nearly noticeable.
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Hmm...i7 looks more appealing now...seems the 295 will benefit most by jumping it i7's!
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Old 02-03-09, 08:25 PM   #7
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I read the article earlier today. It all comes back to resolution. At 1680 you'll see some gains with a faster cpu, at 1920 those gains will be less pronounced. At 2560 they will almost disappear in most cases.

I really don't feel that a Q9650 is a cost effective upgrade over a Q6600. It costs about $350 to gain another 5 - 10% increase in fps. The only way you're really going to see larger gains is going to an i7 920 and replacing your board.
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STFU Bman!
let me finish!!! Please, can I finish??!!?!

If you didn't already have a Q6600 I think that 9650 would be a good upgrade.
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let me finish!!! Please, can I finish??!!?!

If you didn't already have a Q6600 I think that 9650 would be a good upgrade.
Actually if you can get a steady OC and have SLI, the difference is very noticeable.

But if your mobo can't hold voltage, it's not worth it.
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Actually if you can get a steady OC and have SLI, the difference is very noticeable.

But if your mobo can't hold voltage, it's not worth it.
SLI what? SLI GTX 295's?

EDIT: I'm waiting.........
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SLI what? SLI GTX 295's?

EDIT: I'm waiting.........
1 GTX 295

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Hmm...i7 looks more appealing now...seems the 295 will benefit most by jumping it i7's!
Actually here is another good question. Is there a particular title where it feels like the game is running slow?

One thing that would be note worthy is there are no minimum fps numbers shown. The cpu could potentially have a larger impact if you were being cpu limited and that was causing the slowdowns. The only game I can think of where I've seen cpu slowdowns is Far Cry 2. When the fire is on the screen during the benchmark I can see the SLI scaling shrink on the bars to very little while the fps drops. There are other times where I've seen the bars shrink, but usually the fps doesn't drop meaning that I'm already sitting on a frame cap or something else isn't scaling right.

Actually I can think of another time where that happens, if you play an MMO and there is a bloat load of characters on the screen.
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