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As it's a common word thrown around the forums i thought i'd show how much CPU influences modern games. Lets take that most demanding game at the moment.....Crysis. But with a difference, namely at more common CPU speeds amongst gamers. And also showing how CPU Speed influences under both DX9 and DX10 conditions.

Test System:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Asus Striker II Formula 780i
4GB OCZ Reapers @ 800Mhz 4-3-3-15
EVGA 9800GX2 @ 600/1500/2000

Vista Ultimate 64Bit SP1
174.74 WHQL

Note:
All benchies are performed under 32Bit Crysis as 64Bit has bad performance at present with regards to this game. All results are also contained within the attached zip file if you want to see Min and Max between runs.

The following is average frame rate performed on the Crysis Bench Tool 1.5

DIRECT X9 Runs

CPU: 2.4Ghz

1280x1024 DX9 ALL HIGH = 50.53
1680x1050 DX9 ALL HIGH = 45.93
1900x1200 DX9 ALL HIGH = 44.56

CPU: 3.0Ghz

1280x1024 DX9 ALL HIGH = 58.18
1680x1050 DX9 ALL HIGH = 52.07
1900x1200 DX9 ALL HIGH = 50.04

As you can see DX9 shows to make quite a decent use of clockspeed. Also notice how it only slightly reduces per resolution increase. This being only a 600Mhz difference between runs shows that for most overclockers the will see much better figures. Seeing how many new 45nm chips are in the 4Ghz region.

DIRECT X10 RUNS

CPU: 2.4GHz

1280x1024 DX10 ALL VERY HIGH = 38.6
1680x1050 DX10 ALL VERY HIGH = 32.65
1900x1200 DX10 ALL VERY HIGH = 25.52

CPU: 3Ghz

1280x1024 DX10 ALL VERY HIGH = 41.92
1680x1050 DX10 ALL VERY HIGH = 36.29
1900x1200 DX10 ALL VERY HIGH = 26.34

Hmm....DirectX 10 shows that CPU still make a difference but wow, it's much smaller than DX9. Also, look at 1900x1200 it's virtually nothing.
 
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interesting, i have seen in some peoples screen shots a GPU usage chart in riva tuner. if that is accurate it would be nice to see the GPU usage versus CPU usage.

EDIT: also i have noticed a difference in the SLI indicator with my CPU at different speeds, the only problem with that is it's all visual and there are no hard numbers to post.
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Thanks mhill.

Take COD4 or World in Conflict for example, I can run Orthos on both cores, or BOINC in both cores (100% CPU usage) and I really cannot tell the difference!
    
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+1 nice tests Man. This does prove my theory of the fact that the higher the res the less the cpu becomes used because all of the stress is put on the GPU. +1
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+1 nice tests Man. This does prove my theory of the fact that the higher the res the less the cpu becomes used because all of the stress is put on the GPU. +1
Well that's something i have been saying all along.....but the difference between CPU speed and how DX9 and DX10 are helped is quite a surprise.
 
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i dont know how you are getting lower frames per second with x64....the testing done on my system showed an INCREASE in FPS when run in x64.
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it has always decreased the FPS on my system.
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it has always decreased the FPS on my system.
in your sig , you do not state which version of Vista you run...which is it please ?
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vista ultimate x64
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vista ultimate x64
i just checked out the rest of your sig , and god man !!!!! it is rediculous !!!!!
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