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post #21 of 35
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I see.
Well, I need someone to recommend me a good board and cpu, not so expensive, for i5 or SB!
thanks guys
post #22 of 35
While this particular issue is almost certainly being caused by the older CPU causing some BN'ing, let's not forget that Vantage is like 4 years old, and Performance mode is running at 1280x1024, 1xAA, and not maxed out.

Nearly all e8400 can be *easily* OC'd to 3.8GHz, and at this speed, you will rarely have any significant bottlenecking when actually gaming at the higher resolutions/AA levels that the 5850 is capable of running. There's a couple games out there that really love quads like BFBC2, but aside from these very rare situations, a well-OC'd e8400 is still a totally competent gaming chip esp. for a single gpu solution that isn't brand-new & top o' the line.

IOW, I wouldn't base my processor upgrade decisions on the results of a 4 year old test run at 1280x1024 w/1xAA, because that isn't the settings you're going to be running on that card. Try comparing results on the 'High' setting w/people with the same GFX card and a Sandy Bridge ... and there'll probably be like 200 points difference on the GPU test.
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Yeah, thought about that.
But then, why would people sell expensive CPUs If just raw power(Hz) was enough to not bottlneck the GPU?
Besides,when I run most games, in low and high settings, the difference is like 10 fps at most.Yeah, BFBC2 is included on the list, online is UNPLAYABLE, because and soon I spot someone and Im going for the kill, the frames will drop to 20 fps(and look, avg is 40~50),I'll miss the shot and get blown up...IN LOW SETTINGS, on 1680x1050!
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I would rather get an i5 760
With Sandy Bridge out? You must be joking.
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With Sandy Bridge out? You must be joking.
i5/i7 will be cheaper after SB.
Much more affordable
post #26 of 35
Knotice how even Penryn and Nehalem are equal in terms of gaming performance in Single GPU gaming?.

hell get what ever u can afford. even core 2 quad's.

Dont pull this bs on 'it's newer' stuff.

It's performance is ALL that matter's.

Victor's must speak the way the world should be. not the way it is

my core 2 quad Q9400 had 3X 9800GT+'s on it. and it can handle 3X GTX 280's.

my core i7 doesnt handle those much better.
    
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Pretty sure the E8 series are the low end quads.
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Pretty sure the E8 series are the low end quads.

nope.

a core 2 quad is basically 2 core 2 duo's put into 1 package.

a Q9650 is 2X E8400's.

a Q6600 is 2X E6600's.
    
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Knotice how even Penryn and Nehalem are equal in terms of gaming performance in Single GPU gaming?.

hell get what ever u can afford. even core 2 quad's.

Dont pull this bs on 'it's newer' stuff.

It's performance is ALL that matter's.

Victor's must speak the way the world should be. not the way it is

my core 2 quad Q9400 had 3X 9800GT+'s on it. and it can handle 3X GTX 280's.

my core i7 doesnt handle those much better.
Tri SLI bottlenecks any CPU, its not even funny.

So, you're saying that 90% of the users here are being tricked in buying new, and expensive stuff, instead of getting something older and cheaper of matching perfomance?
Iunno man...
post #30 of 35
if it performs better. then age is an irrelevant factor.

effeciency is always a factor. but again ill take any chip so long as it's faster then the other.

GTX 295 or a 5850? ill take the GTX 295. it's faster.

not tricked.
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