Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity
1156 and 1366 are the same generation. The basic arch is identical. The only real difference being lack of QPI and addition of DMI (which is onboard PCIe controller) to 1156.
An 1156 i5 is basically a 1366 i7 with no HT. Benchmarks will show this.
Being basically the same, and the same are two very different things, they may perform similar, but are completely different platform wise. However, we are drifting off topic, lets agree that the 1366 and 1156 were of the same generation, yet different architecture, making the Q9x50 2 generations old.
Originally Posted by Blacklac
I would like to see a new video with one monitor and his new Mobo to see GPU usage, on the same map.
His low fps dips still seem way too low. Just going off my system, which has quite a bit less CPU power.
This. I would like to see the difference as well. It is entirely believable that you would get more performance from a better and newer architecture, however I still find it hard to believe that a Q9x50 will bottleneck a single GPU.