Originally Posted by Caramanos2000
My current specs are in my profile. Thinking of upgrading my cpu, how many points should I expect to gain in 3dmark06? Can I use this cpu in my current mobo? I think I saw the bios update somewhere.
Well, if you had a 9850 running at about 3.0Ghz+ your gonna be looking at about 4000 CPU points in 3DMARK06.
Besides 3DMARK, you have to really analyse whether the quad option will benefit you, especially with a 3.5Ghz Dual. Unreal Tournament 3, Crysis, and few other games DO support multithreading for quads, but dual cores perform just as well to some extent.
Examine your options carefully.
Although, in all honesty, The 9850BE is an excellent peice of technology, and a very powerful chip, especially when you OC it