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Does 3DMark 11 graphics tests use CPU?

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If I have a crappppp CPU and an amazing video card will the GRAPHICS tests only be different then if I had an amazing CPU and an amazing video card?
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To some extent as a bare minimum of CPU processing power needs to be exceeded before the GPU can run at full power. Benchmarks like 3DMark 11 are designed to need as little CPU power as possible when testing the GPU but they still need to have if.
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