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I have an AMD athlon 4800+ with a gtx 460 1gb. I can run some test for you if you wish, just tell me which programs I would need.
Nah, it really should be the same graphics cards for better results.
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Nah, it really should be the same graphics cards for better results.
Definitely.

What program did you use to find out the FPS minimum and average? I want to see the difference between my current processor and my new processor which is looking like it will be the 2500K.
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Definitely.

What program did you use to find out the FPS minimum and average? I want to see the difference between my current processor and my new processor which is looking like it will be the 2500K.
I used FRAPS for benching games that didn't have a benchmark.
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Yeah I would have to say that my CPU is bottlenecking even my little GTS450 a bit. No where near what you are experiencing and showing us. But no way am I going back to a lower card.
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How will it look if you compare something like a E8200 and a Q8300? I thought the E8200 would be a bit better for gaming.
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How will it look if you compare something like a E8200 and a Q8300? I thought the E8200 would be a bit better for gaming.
One of my friends has a Q8200 and when both are at stock, 2.66 GHz for the E8200 and 2.4 GHz for the Q8200, the quad wins, but when the E8200 was overclocked to 3.5 GHz, it'd be far faster even in BC2.

A stock Q8300 shouldn't pose much of a threat to an OC'd E8x00, but if both were at the same speed, I'd estimate that the Q8300 would be 50% faster, but that might be a little on the generous side.

In programs that only support 2 cores, the E8x00 might win if they're at the same speed, BUT having an extra core to take the load of background applications could help the Q8x00 perform equally well, so I'd say it's a draw in this situation.

The Q8x00's are budget CPUs while E8x00 are performance CPUs, so Q8x00's don't perform quite as well per clock/core AFAIK.
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Awesome review. If you have a phenom lying around it would be great if you could do an X4 vs i5 test.
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Awesome review. If you have a phenom lying around it would be great if you could do an X4 vs i5 test.
I sadly don't :/ My dad has an X3, but I probably won't be allowed to touch it. He knows what i do to my HW
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Having just read through the results of your benching I'm completely lost as to what you make this out to be for a 'guide'.

A lot of your results show:

*The GPU is operating give/take exactly how it should with both cards do to clock speeds and architecture.

*The results are skewed because of obvious inequalities between both setups.

*The work is appreciated but I think you should be more clear with your representation.

In my opinion it's true that certain games fair better with certain setups, as somewhat proven with Black Ops (by your results). But let's say you were able to run your E8200 @ 4.4 or 4.8Ghz, I'm willing to bet the scores would be closer in games like SC2 when you have eye candy applied. Even with @ 3.8 with quite a few games, the 5850 is no slouch on either CPU.

Yes, it's obvious from your results that the 2500K exploits much better FPS minimums and averages with two total benefits: Two extra cores, and 1Ghz more clock speed.

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