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4.0 i7 920 vs 4.8 sandy bridge for gaming

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anybody do a review or benches on the differences?
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+2-5 fps
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source?
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CPUs have NO difference in gaming preety much. The differences are so small, do not even consider it. If your going to cut corners, do so. Video card is all that matters.
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
CPUs have NO difference in gaming preety much. The differences are so small, do not even consider it. If your going to cut corners, do so. Video card is all that matters.
They actually can make more of a difference than you'd think, especially with games that utilize the CPU more like BC2.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
CPUs have NO difference in gaming preety much. The differences are so small, do not even consider it. If your going to cut corners, do so. Video card is all that matters.
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Originally Posted by Choopy! View Post
They actually can make more of a difference than you'd think, especially with games that utilize the CPU more like BC2.
But you won't see an improvement in BC2 going from a 4.00ghz i7 to a sandy bridge 4.5ghz...
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This is the best I could find.





2.5GHz P67, 72fps.
2.66GHz x58, 61 fps.
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post #10 of 16
I'm pretty sure any 1366 or 2500k/2600k overclock will produce 60+ frames in any CPU intesive games. Anything less is your GPU most likely. I'd get whatever is cheaper.

Edit: That CPU graphs are flawed, clearly a bottleneck for a 590 for most of them, would use a budget or a midrange card at best to test CPU.
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