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Old November 3, 2008, 09:24 AM
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Core i7 Multi-GPU SLI Crossfire Game performance review

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Old November 3, 2008, 09:33 AM
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Wow nice find!
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Old November 3, 2008, 09:39 AM
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Good article.

But would have like to see the CFX 4870 X2 with an overclocked CPU
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AnandTech: The Dark Knight: Intel's Core i7
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Old November 3, 2008, 09:54 AM
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The 3DGuru review is weak.

A dual core at 3GHz vs. an i7 at 3.2?

No overclocking? We all know those high-end cards are bottlenecked without overclocking the CPU.

If he had pushed the CPU up higher I bet the differences wouldn't be so dramatic. Also...no quad? Decent info, but sensationalistic to say the least. Two thumbs down.
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Old November 3, 2008, 10:18 AM
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So it looks like unless you have the money for the I965 or 940 with OC the E8600 is a solid low cost alternative for now. But the gains are definitely impressive if you have the right hardware to support OC and well the money...
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The $400+ motherboards are going to keep me away from stepping up to i7.
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Old November 3, 2008, 10:23 AM
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However the i965 is cheaper then the QX9770 by about $400-$500

the ASUS P6T is currently $380 on NCIX

So for the Low price of $1700 you can have the new Core i7 Xtreme and X58 Mobo setup....

So for the Bare bones minimal system a core i7 920 and Mobo you are looking at $800
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Still way to much money.
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Wow...they do perform really well.

BUT!

For games, they don't do anything. I guess my best advice would be to save a ton of money and get a Core 2 Quad...simple as that...
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