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Hmmm, I'd say go for it. The 560 does clock higher and has a potential to unlock too biggrin.gif
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Hmmm, I'd say go for it. The 560 does clock higher and has a potential to unlock too
that's the primary reason i even considered it and the only game i play that even uses more than 2 cores is GTA 4 and i only play it like once every few months so im not too worried.

but what i said still stand what about the X4 925? with my mobo i will hit 3,290Mhz (mobo wont go any higher than FSB 235MHz)
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they do not list the 925 but this results should give you an idea.

see if you be satisfied in the results of the games included.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/84?vs=81

once the 925 is overclocked it should give better results.
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that's the primary reason i even considered it and the only game i play that even uses more than 2 cores is GTA 4 and i only play it like once every few months so im not too worried.

but what i said still stand what about the X4 925? with my mobo i will hit 3,290Mhz (mobo wont go any higher than FSB 235MHz)
Its still a decent overclock from 2.8Ghz but if you want to get rid of you bottleneck you'd probably want it around 3.6-3.8Ghz. Thats where the unlocked multiplier of the 560 comes in since your FSB can only go so high. Its your choice between more cores or higher clocks.

Personally I used to have my 560 at 3.8Ghz on one of those cheap motherboards you get for free at Microcenter. So I'm confident your board can do the same.
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Your CPU is not bottlenecking your system in Far Cry2.Maybe a low CPU/NB will affect it some-but your GPU is going to be your limiting factor.By switching to a higher clocked dual-core you may see improvements in some games-others you will lose performance.Don't really expect any performance gain from that side-grade.If you had a decent mobo that could unlock/overclock maybe then it could be worthwhile.
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they do not list the 925 but this results should give you an idea.

see if you be satisfied in the results of the games included.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/84?vs=81

once the 925 is overclocked it should give better results.
looks identical at stock speeds

if im not bottleneck in far cry 2 then why the heck is my gpu usage so low?
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Your CPU is not bottlenecking your system in Far Cry2.Maybe a low CPU/NB will affect it some-but your GPU is going to be your limiting factor.By switching to a higher clocked dual-core you may see improvements in some games-others you will lose performance.Don't really expect any performance gain from that side-grade.If you had a decent mobo that could unlock/overclock maybe then it could be worthwhile.
how can it not be bottlenecking me? gpu usage is low and framerate is hardly above 40 fps maxed without AA
explain this then because I'm confused isnt this a bottleneck?


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how can it not be bottlenecking me? gpu usage is low and framerate is hardly above 40 fps maxed withotu AA
CPU 70%
GPU 80%
If it was bottlenecked by CPU wouldn't it be higher than the GPU?What is your CPU/NB set at?
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CPU 70%
GPU 80%
If it was bottlenecked by CPU wouldn't it be higher than the GPU?What is your CPU/NB set at?
i dont know what that is
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