Ultimately in the tests that we ran today you can easily get away with an entry level processor when using a high end graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 7950. All of our tests had some very respectable numbers for gaming and we were able to play through the benchmarks with out an issue!
As I suspected, even entry level CPUs ($60 or $300?!) are sufficient for modern games at 60 fps +, what we really need is better graphics.
They should have tested some AMD CPUs though.
Guess I am glad I didn't buy an Intel system though and went with a cheaper llano set up, rather spend that money on a beefier graphics card.
AMD should do better marketing though for their APU/CPUs^^
Source: Legit Reviews CPU Scaling with 7950
Edited by Alchemist07 - 3/26/12 at 11:25am