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there is some really good info in this article you might want to check it out before upgrading cpu or gpu....

main page or article
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rade,1928.html

Crysis results
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...de,1928-8.html

Cod4 results
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...de,1928-7.html
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Just as I though, bet your money on a upper mainstream or highend grahpics card instead of a highend CPU, memory or mobo.
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Meh look at the benches, I dont believe a 7950GT could even contend with a 8800GT/S withen 1FPS in Crysis......what a load....
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that was my thought also just wanted to see if anyone else though the same.... Thought I was reading it wrong....
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Originally Posted by toast View Post
that was my thought also just wanted to see if anyone else though the same.... Thought I was reading it wrong....
No you are not reading it wrong, it´s the way it´s, better of with highend a grahpics card then a highend CPU.

Here´s a article about the same.

http://en.hardspell.com/doc/showcont...07&pageid=2693
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Conversely, if you are benchmarker, a high-end cpu is usually a better buy - assuming that you have the proper cooling to push it to its limits.
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Ok I went and did some experimenting myself and it turns out that turning off C1E in the bios when the cpu is oced does seem to make a difference in your benching. I also was using dx 10 instead of dx9 which they would have had to do above to run the 7950, which i didn't think about before... Well I guess that solves most of the mystery... Believe it or not i did reach a 28 AVG for the 1680X1050 no AA on dx10, cpu at 3.52mhz, ram set at 300/800 divider and 390X9 multiplier...not to bad if you ask me... Also that was on the bench gpu.... I think ill try the Assault Harbor now... be back with resoults....

results of harbor were 21 fps per second with all the same setting as above
Edited by toast - 5/20/08 at 2:29pm
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