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post #21 of 25
I'm confused.

In the world of warcraft benchmark chart,

why does the i5 750 beat i7 920, i3 540, and i7 870?

why is the i7 870 near the bottom?

If hyperthreading is turned off on the i7 870, will it will perform as well as the i5 750?
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I too wondered this until I saw the crysis 2 benchmarks of an i3-530 with hyper thread on and off.It made a huge difference.So some games do and some don't.


With Ibt hyper thread does absolutely nothing.I scored higher with my I-5 than most 1366 rigs here with 61 gflops.
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Originally Posted by joealbergo;12782234 
Thank God Battlefield is all I play... grouphug.gif

Battlefield 2 does respond favorably to a higher FSB

When I went from a P4 630 to an E8400 @ 3.6ghz my load times for BF2
went from minutes to seconds or another way to say it
I went from the last player to spawn in to being the first player
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Slickwilly has a real good link up there to quite a few benchmarks, I don't recall if I saw Photoshop up there, but take a look at the link it may help you.
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the reason HT doesn't affect the performance of games very much, if at all, is because the instructions processed by the spare logical threads are only capable of integer arithmetic, in this case nearly every single PC game uses floating point calculations.
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