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The i5 computer i tested was not mine, I built it for a customer and it has already been delivered. The two computers were running at about the same temps under load when I compared them, but the q6600 is under a larger heatsink. When I watched 3d mark run on both computers at the same time, there were some parts of the test that were way way faster on the i5.

And my games play OK for the most part. Just cause 2 is a little laggy, so is GTA4. Id like to have better performance and I know my GPU can do better.
    
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your gpu is the bottleneck, believe me. your cpu on 3.7 is equivalent to mine on 3.6 and it is not bottlenecking my gtx580.. i tested alot. hope it helps
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These 3dmark "point" scores are completely meaningless.
I have heard from reliable sources that they increase something called an "epeen", although i could be wrong.
    
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IDK fools, I get mouse lag and its annoying. I want it to go away and I know its not cause of my GPU. I know this upgrade will be nothing like when I went from a P4 @ 3.8 to my q6600 but whatever .. ive had my q6600 for about 4 years.
    
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I went from a Q9550 4GB DDR2 1066 to i5-760 4GB DDR3 1600

With the same exact card, drivers and settings the 760 @ 3.99 was matching the 9550 @ 4.25 in vantage.. And the score was just slightly different with 760 at 3.80 but I never logged that one.

http://3dmark.com/compare/3dmv/2812233/3dmv/2776126
Edited by 10acjed - 3/11/11 at 2:29am
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For you it maybe pointless but for other people it's not. I completely understand where you're coming from but to each his own dude. We all have different things we want to see or accomplish, no need to be rude. That's the reason I said "just a thought", meaning if at all possible for him to do, it's not like I was forcing him to do it. Chill out dude!

This is OCN and you can request for certain things out of the ordinary because this site isn't. Peace!
Sorry if I sounded rude (english is not my native language..so sometimes it seems different in my mind that what it really is ).

Anyway, could you explain me why is it useful to compare 4ghz vs 4ghz in two different architectures?
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I went from a Q9550 4GB DDR2 1066 to i5-760 4GB DDR3 1600

With the same exact card, drivers and settings the 760 @ 3.99 was matching the 9550 @ 4.25 in vantage.. And the score was just slightly different with 760 at 3.80 but I never logged that one.

http://3dmark.com/compare/3dmv/2812233/3dmv/2776126
The difference being that my GPU is still being bottlenecked by my CPU and your GPU was not. Going from a first gen C2D quad with a 65mn architecture to a sandy bridge is going to make a big difference I think.

Also, I cant reach anything more than 3.6 with this setup. I was thinking about getting a Q9550 and just replacing my CPU but they are just too expensive. A Q9550 is about the same price as a 2500K.
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Now, this comparison is a joke. Totally meaningless.
    
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I'd still like to see the actual framerate difference.
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I really dont think mouse lag is caused by a CPU being a bottleneck to a GPU. And I still dont think your CPU even IS a bottleneck.

Unless you have low framerates and choppy play.
    
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