Originally Posted by gmaurice134567
i got a 200 point increase from increasing the pci-e bus to 118 from 100...can't be that much
but is it really going to perform any better in gaming because it?
Most games have been designed to run on P4 systems, so anything > than a P4 4.0ghz is just a plus right now.
In early 2007 around Vista release, many games will start using an X2 3800+ as the line, rather than a Pentium class processor. At that point having a Core 2 Duo/Quadro will start showing more benefits, but until then the difference should have little to no impact on your experience.
Aside from Oblivion...what's 90fps vs 80fps? Where I live X2 3800+'s are significantly cheaper than Core 2 Duo processors, so for people that aren't overclocking, I recommend everyone get X2's.
I think that's how AMD has been playing this, actually...