Before you buy a new CPU READ THIS!

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Before you buy a new CPU READ THIS!

Post  [CBS]Mickey on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:36 pm

Hi mates,

In a few days I'll be the happy owner of a GTX 660 graphics card. For that reason I was looking for some CPU scaling tests in the net yesterday. I found some reviews which greatly confirm my opinion which I've stated already last year or so in a thread of this forum: You don't need a monster CPU to max out the frame rates of your gaming PC.

The reviews have tested the gaming performance in e.g. Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Metro 2033 and Max Payne 3, thereby using the upper range and high end cards Nvidia GTX 580, GTX 680 and ATI 7970 with different CPUs at typical screen resolutions:,6.html,6.html

To sum it up: If you have a single graphics card gaming PC equipped with a cheap 3 GHz QuadCore CPU like an AMD X4 640 or something like that you are already on the bright side of life 'cause you'll always achieve the maximum frame rate which is possible with your grapchics card at a screen resolution of 1600x1200 and above. With other words:

Don't waste your money for a monster CPU but spend it for a good graphics card
since the card will always be the bottleneck of your system even with a cheap QuadCore. That seems surprising but it is reality.



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Re: Before you buy a new CPU READ THIS!

Post  [CBS]KillYa! on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:30 am

Hey Mike,

thanks for this good information! I am sure, not all will know about this facts!

There is just one thing I want to append to your explanations,
an i7 or other quad or more core cpus look fucking great in task manager!


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