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Old March 12, 2009, 08:18 PM
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I7 920 OC'd vs Duo Core E8400 OC'd - gaming

FC2 - 1920 x 1200 - All Ultra - No AA
E8400 @ 4.05 Ghz w GTX 280 x 2 SLI = Approx. 73 FPS
I7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz w GTX 280 x 2 SLI = Approx. 101 FPS

My OC'd I7 absolutely annihilates my OC'd Duo Core E8400, thats obvious in the two numbers above.....Sorry, as I read through this Thread someone had posted about an E8400 being a better "gaming Chip"...cannot disagree enough with that comment.

As for the Duo GTX 295 Quad SLI.....I certainly would not consider dropping that kind of $$$ on yet another nVidia attempt at a "Duo PCB Solution"....God thier have already been two failures.....yet folks get "sucked in"....likley in about 3 months time there will be a GTX 3xxx Series Single Card solution that will "knock the socks off" the GTX 295....I'd pick up a couple GTX 285's and set up a SLI Rig...hold off and perhaps "step-up" to the new GTX 3xxx Series...provided your Step-up does not expire. Honestly, on your 1920 x 1200 Res monitor the GTX 285 SLI will be more than sufficient!!

Good luck with that build, although not "extreme'...its more than an "average" build :)

Firestrike Extreme: 21.452
MARK 11: 32.530

Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico