Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop
No need to, really. GPU scaling depends on how good the CPU can pull through in games. In this case, it's going to be even worse than Phenom II.
Cool man, although that makes me sad, I was hoping that maybe the 8 cores would help out with GPU scaling, but it seems that is not the case:
"Most games currently do not take advantage of more than two cores,so having a quad or six-core processor is really not as important as a processor that is more efficient at data processing and is capable of higher instruction per clock ratio. As our tests show, in many of todayâ€™s games, especially those that take advantage of latest DirectX 11 features such as PhysX and Tessellation, the Phenom processors is holding the system back. The greater instruction per clock efficiency on the Sandy Bridge processor allows the system to output as much as 20%."
Based on results I've seen the IPC of BD is worse than Phenom II, so I guess there is no hope for BD and GPU scaling