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Looking for a CPU upgrade to gain some extra frames, will I at all? Getting around 90 constant in COD4 maxed out at 1680x1050, 285fps in Delta Force Xtreme.
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What do you score on 3DMark06, profile says 13300 is that correct? That does appear to be low to me, considering you have the GT in SLi.
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what's wrong with those FPS?

the eye cannot even tell the difference with anything above 50 FPS i believe.
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Originally Posted by Caramanos2000 View Post
Looking for a CPU upgrade to gain some extra frames, will I at all? Getting around 90 constant in COD4 maxed out at 1680x1050, 285fps in Delta Force Xtreme.
Your monitor can only display 60 frames per second, why do you need more?
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My 3dmark score sits at 13506 with the highest clocks I can push. More frames is better, is my CPU holding my cards back?
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Originally Posted by Caramanos2000 View Post
My 3dmark score sits at 13506 with the highest clocks I can push. More frames is better, is my CPU holding my cards back?
One problem is that 3DMark is a synthetic benchmark and is much more heavily weighted as far as CPU performance in concerned than actuals games. If you were to upgrade to a better CPU you would see increased frames, but the % increase in your 3DMark06 score vs. the % increase in actual frames in game will be very different. I would suggest running COD4 with your CPU at stock and then again overclocked & compare those numbers, this will give you a much better indication of if and how much your CPU is bottlenecking your GFX cards.
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Originally Posted by Caramanos2000 View Post
My 3dmark score sits at 13506 with the highest clocks I can push. More frames is better, is my CPU holding my cards back?
More frames is better. Up to a certain point. Like EmerilLIVE said, your LCD has a refresh rate of 60 hertz. That means your maximum visual FPS in games is 60.

If you decide to play Crysis on max settings then, yes you might want to upgrade just about every component of your PC.
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The only point in having an FPS above the monitors rating is to increase the FPS at graphically intensive moments in games. For example, if I average 80 FPS, that could mean I am getting 140 in some parts and 20 in others. If I can increase it to, say, 120 average, I could then het 150 and 90. While the high number went up, what is really important is that the low number is now higher than the maximum that the monitor can display.

Now, these umbers are an example only, but most people who strive for FPS never take these things into account. that is one of the reason I think ATI doesn't get enough credit. Everything is always done as an average and the never account for the highs and lows. If a card averages less, but the low id never lower than can be percieved, it will appear to be a lesse card while actually giving better performance.
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More frames is better. Up to a certain point. Like EmerilLIVE said, your LCD has a refresh rate of 60 hertz. That means your maximum visual FPS in games is 60.

If you decide to play Crysis on max settings then, yes you might want to upgrade just about every component of your PC.
This is true regardless of what components one has, though!
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Frames I mentioned are at stock clocks.
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