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My SLI 560ti's hit 99% in games and I only have a 1055t. It doesn't take a sandy bridge to bottleneck your GPU's. This is why llano is going to work. The focus SHOULD be on GPU performance.

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Sad that people still think a uber graphics card is more important than cpu.

Truth is, when gaming you only need enough CPU power for the GPU to run at full throttle.

You don't need a 990X if you want to game.

In most cases you'd go well with a 955 or an i5 2300.
   
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gflops is the biggest player in gaming performce on cpu intensive tasks. farcry2 and sc2 are prime examples. and it goes by how multithreaded the app is. hence why the pII thubans perform less then the i7-920 clock for clock in gaming.
No, FLOPs is a way of theoretically measuring performance, I'm yet to see it come relatively close to showing how good gaming performance is, the results I see barely ever compare to real life results, for one, in Linx HT makes it slower, but in gaming its generally the same, also, last I checked a Nehalem based Core i7 gets lower performance than a 2600k in GFLOPS, yet there isn't much of a real life difference.

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you know what i meant, and it sounds like you havent done it. so you are comparing a bloated os to a stripped/less featured one.

dont know why you are beating around the bush tho.
No, I don't. And if you mean screwing around with advanced settings and stripping the OS, then yes, I have done it and no, it still doesn't make it anywhere near Linux' level of performance.

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Sad that people still think a uber graphics card is more important than cpu.

You never want to be cpu bound, when your gpu bound, you can just turn down the graphics to get frames back up.

If you want to play battlefield 3 lag free at constant 60 fps on full server, you will need a n intel cpu much more than gtx 590/6990
I said that CPU matters with multiple GPUs...The GTX 590/HD6990 are dual GPU, thanks for re-enforcing my point.

With a HD6970 or GTX 580, the difference would be very small, I'd bet...Or you're already above 60fps.
    
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I said that CPU matters with multiple GPUs...The GTX 590/HD6990 are dual GPU, thanks for re-enforcing my point.

With a HD6970 or GTX 580, the difference would be very small, I'd bet...Or you're already above 60fps.
You're not thinking ahead, the reason people should buy good CPUs is because they last relevant longer. Since the added cost of Motherboard+CPU+RAM is a large percentage of a computer's cost. A good portion of OCN for example still uses Core 2 Quads because they were (and remain to this day) fantastic processors. Tell me how many people do you see with GeForce 7xxx series GPUs or their ATI equivalent?

The reason people should buy good CPUs, is because they're meant to last much longer, even for enthusiasts. While GPUs are meant to change much more regularly. By buying a good CPU you're essentially making a reliable 3-5 years investment. For GPUs the cycle is shortened to 1-2 years.
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You're not thinking ahead, the reason people should buy good CPUs is because they last relevant longer. Since the added cost of Motherboard+CPU+RAM is a large percentage of a computer's cost. A good portion of OCN for example still uses Core 2 Quads because they were (and remain to this day) fantastic processors. Tell me how many people do you see with GeForce 7xxx series GPUs or their ATI equivalent?

The reason people should buy good CPUs, is because they're meant to last much longer, even for enthusiasts. While GPUs are meant to change much more regularly. By buying a good CPU you're essentially making a reliable 3-5 years investment. For GPUs the cycle is shortened to 1-2 years.
Except the time it takes for an older CPU to become too slow makes your point irrelevant, I got my first Phenom II in June 2009 coming from a E8300, my CPU will last quite a bit longer, just as long as 775 will at least...By the time you actually need a 1366/1156 level CPU to game on highest, most people would be at the point where they'd have upgraded anyway, just like how with SSDs, most people would have upgraded by the time they'd die, hence why most (Not all) people these days have a 1366 or 1155 platform, or are on AM2+/AM3 waiting for bulldozer first.
    
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