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Those benches don't specify conditions. The frames don't look high, but you know how relevant a 1024x768 benchmark would be.
Wow was at 1680x1050, Dragon Age and Dawn of War had similar results. SC2 was at 1024x768 to force it into being the most CPU dependent it can be.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20
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SB showed some impressive results on the two reviews I read something like a full 10 FPS on many games over others CPUs but I don't think that's worth 200+. For you I'd recommend the OC work and get the CPU and GPU as high as you can. Or if you think the CPU is bottlenecking things then find the right settings between the two that yields the highest results.
     
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post #23 of 31
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Wow was at 1680x1050, Dragon Age and Dawn of War had similar results. SC2 was at 1024x768 to force it into being the most CPU dependent it can be.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20
Well, then what's the point?

No one here is going to play SC2 @ 1024x768.
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You need a min 3.6ghz. Most bottlenecking stops at this speed with a single video card setup.
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post #25 of 31
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Well, then what's the point?

No one here is going to play SC2 @ 1024x768.
He has a GTX580, so he won't really be GPU limited in 98% of the games out there.

Also there are more games then just crysis and metro. Most games would get a pretty nice boost from the upgrade.

I say if you have the money, why not. Overall, you'll have a significantly faster system.
     
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post #26 of 31
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It depends on the game. Do you call a 50% increase in FPS not worth it in Starcraft?



Or WoW?:



Most games are not like this...but for those that are CPU bound-they get a HUGE kick from Sandy.
A 50% increase in FPS in a game that the OP might not be playing (not everyone plays WoW or SC2) for $400 is not worth it.

The OP is better off waiting for Bulldozer and see what it offers. Then after it comes out it'd be better to suggest either BD or SB, but until then I think an upgrade is a waste unless its 100% needed, and in this case it's not.
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post #27 of 31
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Seriously, just get something like a Hyper 212+ for that CPU and push it to 3.6GHz and set the Vcore to 1.45. It's just that simple. You'll see a HUGE improvement from any bottlenecking you might be having.



One person got to 4GHz with the 940 and he was under LN2. The chip has a serious limitation for overclocking but goes to 3.6 like it's nothing.
Yup no matter how many volts I give my 920 I cannot stay stable higher than 3.8ghz.
    
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post #28 of 31
I would not upgrade personally. If you SLI them then I would.
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What was your minimum FPS increase?

Also, Crysis is not very CPU clock speed dependent and Metro 2033 isn't dependent on CPU clock speed at all.




...a better CPU won't help with Metro either.

My min/max/avg FPS in metro and crysis only went up 2 frames with the gpu oc (920 core 2100 memory). Batman AA saw a 4 fps increase in min/max/avg with the oc. So i dont see the point in oc'ing my gpu.

I can max all my games aside from crysis/metro, i have to settle on High settings for these. So i am content waiting for BD to consider an upgrade. Thnx for the input guys.
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post #30 of 31
The 940 will always be the bottleneck for a gtx580 no matter how high you OC your 940 (within air cooling relms).

But for now, I do suggest you don't upgrade and just OC. If you just can get to 3.8ghz on air, that should be a fairly large improvement. The 940 is still a fairly capable gaming CPU.
I would wait for Ivy bridge to release for your next upgrade, which is intel's 22nm technology. It will still be in 2011 that it's released, so you won't be waiting too long.
Bulldozer is going to be a huge let down IMO, AMD is too far behind at this point. Bulldozer is still 32nm technology when intel is already planning on releasing 22nm soon and has had 32nm out for months.
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