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a 560 is about $250 right? a 2500K + mobo costs $300 - $350. id prefer spending the $50 - $100 extra, i think youll see a much larger performance increase.



http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Produ...39.51.63.52.64
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Wow, the processor can actually make that much of a difference in frame rate?
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a 560 is about $250 right? a 2500K + mobo costs $300 - $350. id prefer spending the $50 - $100 extra, i think youll see a much larger performance increase.



http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Produ...39.51.63.52.64
These comparisons suck. Of course there's gonna be a huge difference when you're not using AA/AF. If they had AA/AF maxed (and why wouldn't they?) the athlon would be closer.

He'd see much more of an increase if he got a 560.

Plus, these aren't overclocked either.
 
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These comparisons suck. Of course there's gonna be a huge difference when you're not using AA/AF. If they had AA/AF maxed (and why wouldn't they?) the athlon would be closer.

He'd see much more of an increase if he got a 560.

Plus, these aren't overclocked either.
its a cpu benchmark. it makes sense to me why they wouldnt use AA. the 560 is about as powerful as a 470 right? according to toms then he will get a 20 fps increase with 8xAA @ 1920x1200
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its a cpu benchmark. it makes sense to me why they wouldnt use AA. the 560 is about as powerful as a 470 right? according to toms then he will get a 20 fps increase with 8xAA @ 1920x1200
Yeah it's a CPU benchmark, but the settings aren't maxed. When you run games with high settings the GPU becomes the burden and things even out.

There are plenty of games when you hit a GPU wall where those CPU would have the same average. SB will give better Mins more often then not.

He is not buying a high-end card, so the chance to hit the GPUs limit is pretty high. His Athlon II is enough for anything out there. Sandy Bridge WILL give better performance which makes sense as it cost more then double, is newer and is in a different performance tier.

Different games will perform differently, but in the end the Athlon II will get the job done amazingly well for the money. Obviously SB will yield higher performance, but that is just common sense for the reasons I listed.

You will get performance with faster hardware.. news at 6, update at 11.
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The 8x AA is probably hurting the 768mb vram size of that card. Does turning down AA substantially increase performance?

What is the X4 635 clocked at?
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