Originally Posted by kremtok
I don't think he's trying to troll at all, tough his presentation of the discussion is ill-suited to encouraging discourse. He sees data that contradicts one of the most common concerns when upgrading a GPU on an older CPU, and what he sees appears to support the argument.
But those of you who cite specific instances of a new CPU improving overall performance are not wrong. From what I see, the tests he referenced are designed specifically to separate the hardware components in the system and test them individually. It's no surprise that there's little difference between the GPU results and that the CPU results are vastly different.
However, relatively few of us buy hardware simply to benchmark, and are better served by doing research on what components and combination of components perform best in a given software environment.
This could be a good discussion; just let's try to ignore the slightly confrontational tone of the original post.
This is a good post. I definitely have to agree that although OP may not be trolling, the way he phrased it sounded like "Hey guys C2D = i7 In FPS!!"