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I don't see anything all that mind blowing. Plus, I hate when things are benched on Crysis.
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I will go against the grain on this and say that after reading quite a few reviews pitting the i7 vs similarly clocked Penryns, that we are somewhat CPU bound even when gaming. I would even go so far as to say that we are just as CPU limited as we are GPU limited if not more. This is especially evident when adding more than one graphics card. Its quite mind boggling to see almost double the framerate in some games when using the same exact graphics card configurations.
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:\\ Even in our favorite benchmark, it's beat out by it's ancestors more than it beats them.


Crysis 19X12 all high, it's beat by an E8600. Not even a dual core. :\\ GG Intel.
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ok now show the e8600 at 4.4 , bet we will never see that comparison.
funny how all these comparison all they wana oc is i7's as if the core2's cant oc.

edit , k i see the oc on the q9, but still want to see e8600 at 4.4 lol
Edited by drewfus - 12/3/08 at 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by ryanrenolds08 View Post
I will go against the grain on this and say that after reading quite a few reviews pitting the i7 vs similarly clocked Penryns, that we are somewhat CPU bound even when gaming. I would even go so far as to say that we are just as CPU limited as we are GPU limited if not more. This is especially evident when adding more than one graphics card. Its quite mind boggling to see almost double the framerate in some games when using the same exact graphics card configurations.
Yep, somehow with SLI/CF this shows itself. Perhaps once we get more powerful single-GPU cards it will show itself elsewhere as well.
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I'm confused by the graph. A q9550 stock beat a 9550@ 3.6 ghz.
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I'm confused by the graph. A q9550 stock beat a 9550@ 3.6 ghz.
ya lol i saw that
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The title here is kind of misleading. It should say "Core i7 vs Core 2 in Crysis". You would need to actually use more than one game to be correct with "games" in the title.
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