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Old February 19, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Default CPU scaling with the 8800 series from Legion Hardware

An interesting point in this article is that once your C2D goes higher than 2.1 GHz the performance benefits are almost negligable in their tests-- goes to show how important the architecture is. However, the AMD chips don't bottleneck 8800 performance as much as some would like to think.

"Currently the average GeForce 8800 GTX is priced around the $650 US price mark, making it extremely expensive. The GeForce GTS on the other hand is considerably cheaper costing $380 US, and while this is hardly cheap, a saving of $270 US is quite substantial. Over the past few months I have done a considerable amount of benchmarking with the GeForce 8800 GTX, and it has been difficult to create a computer that is capable of exploiting the full potential of this graphics card. Although this graphics card can deliver breathtaking performance with an Intel Pentium D 930 processor, it is far more spectacular with an E6700 for example.
When upgrading from a $150 US Pentium D 930 processor to a gutsy Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 processor, which costs $500 US, even higher frame rates become available. The question is how much do you have to spend in order to reap the full benefits of owning a GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card? Furthermore, at what point does the GTX become pointless and are you better off with the GTS? By now we all know that the E6700 enjoys working with the 8800 GTX, but how much slower is the GTS when paired with this processor and what is the difference when using a slower Core 2 Duo? "

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