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This pushes me towards a much lower OC with turbo enabled. I get to game so infrequently that keeping an oc high just makes no sense anymore.
     
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I think the results are fine. He even threw in i7 @ 4.2GHz comparisons which showed the i7 not bottle-necking as much as the 1100T. So obviously the i7 is a more powerful architecture. We all know this. If you are running at that resolution with Tri-SLI, obviously you will experience a bit of CPU bottle-necking in some games. Single and SLI GPU experienced no bottle-neck.

My concern is that the motherboard is not a SLI board. What if it was native SLI? We cannot compare that to an intel board me thinks. I'd love it if he used the Crosshair Extreme with Lucid Hydra just to see how well that chipset works.
   
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Now I guess the only reason I can give for OCing is e-peen...
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Interesting, scaling in general seems to be 84% and 91%
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This pushes me towards a much lower OC with turbo enabled. I get to game so infrequently that keeping an oc high just makes no sense anymore.
I've held this opinion for a long time. I saw no difference when I oc'd my i5 from 2.8 to 3.55, and won't go any higher unless a game just won't run smoothly without it.

People place far too much importance on "4ghz" (now it's 5) and they think it's actually relevant.
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True. But many people dont agree with this statement and bash slower CPUs as being useless for gaming. This is why this article should be an eye opener for many. Not many sites nowadays do analysis of this sort.
This was a rather high-end setup. My dual core has nothing near the performance of this puppy on BC2.

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I've held this opinion for a long time. I saw no difference when I oc'd my i5 from 2.8 to 3.55, and won't go any higher unless a game just won't run smoothly without it.

People place far too much importance on "4ghz" (now it's 5) and they think it's actually relevant.
GFLOPS like to say otherwise.
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GFLOPS like to say otherwise.
So Does PPD, lol
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This was a rather high-end setup. My dual core has nothing near the performance of this puppy on BC2.



GFLOPS like to say otherwise.
And you think GFLOPS are important to gaming..... how?
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They're testing at 2560x1600. Games are MASSIVELY more GPU-limited than CPU-limited at those resolutions.

3.3Ghz + Turbo with a PII X6 1100T shouldn't be much different than one at 4.2Ghz with a game such as Crysis at extreme resolution.

Personally, I run my processor at 3.4Ghz + Turbo because I simply am not CPU-limited in any game I play. My GTX470 is the bottleneck in my system at this point.
yep. Probably could have had identical results with a 100 dollar processor as well. A lot of CPU buffs like to blind eye this simple truth; at high resolutions (aka the ones everyone is going to want to play at) the CPU in your system and the frequency it runs at makes almost no difference. I think on a 6 core machine, with at least 2 cores idle for system processes at all times, this difference (or lack there of) if just more pronounced.
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Yes but you so more people with Tri-SLI setup then 30 inch monitors.
I doubt this.

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My concern is that the motherboard is not a SLI board. What if it was native SLI? We cannot compare that to an intel board me thinks. I'd love it if he used the Crosshair Extreme with Lucid Hydra just to see how well that chipset works.
Native SLI or not is irrelevant. There is no additional hardware in a "native" SLI chipset. Anything with PCI-E slots has all the hardware necessary.

Just look at the scaling in the article, it's extremely good and essentially no different from the SLI scaling I've seen elsewhere.
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