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    Default InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    Whenever you’re willing to buy a new PC or upgrade your graphics card, there will be a colleague, neighbour or friend who’ll tell you that the CPU is going to be a bottleneck if you take a really strong graphics card. Truth be told, these claims are not without basis in fact, but lately, we’ve been under the impression that the issue has been overblown by far. In other words, how many people do you know who’ve actually tested a certain graphics card model with several CPUs and can back up their claims in fact? Certainly, there is a difference between various CPU generations, but how does a Core i3 cope with applications other than the CPU-intensive ones compared to Core i5? Is the price difference of 50€ a clever investment if the only thing you care about as far as performance goes is the number of frames per second?

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    "Let’s transpose the situation into a typical retail one - if you’re faced with a choice between Core i3 2100 and HD 6850 on one side, and Core i5 2500K and HD 6870 on the other, definitely combine the stronger graphics card with the weaker CPU, as long as your focus is primarily on games."Nicely said! The whole point of the article was this single line

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    Default Re: InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by GiDDY_SOUL View Post
    "Let’s transpose the situation into a typical retail one - if you’re faced with a choice between Core i3 2100 and HD 6850 on one side, and Core i5 2500K and HD 6870 on the other, definitely combine the stronger graphics card with the weaker CPU, as long as your focus is primarily on games."Nicely said! The whole point of the article was this single line
    i remember reading a rule of thumb in one of the gaming forums: "if you're building a rig for gaming only, whatever you are spending on your gpu, spend 2/3rd of that on your processor/cpu. More often than not, this lets you hit the sweet spot for performance."

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    Default Re: InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    One thing to add more from this article - With any card costing up to 100€, the CPU isn’t going to make any difference whatsoever, and none of the currently available CPUs on the market will hamper GPU performance in any way.

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    One question.Is this site trustful? I mean the benchies they have given in this article?
    Last edited by Arif69; September 11th, 2011 at 16:16.

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    Default Re: InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    @Arif69

    the site is trustworthy. it does not publish too many articles, but whatever they publish, it is of good quality, at least that is how i feel.
    you can check a few of their articles to analyse the quality of their work!

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    Default Re: InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    Very nice and useful article

    Another interesting read from the website i found.. its about testing the necessity of updating graphics card drivers..they did a lot of benches..definitely worth a look.

    http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/Grap...Regularly.html
    http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/Grap...-Part-Two.html

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    Default Re: InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    @RonxGamer

    good post!

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    Default Re: InsideHW : CPU VS GPU FROM A GAMER'S POINT OF VIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by emroz_2272 View Post
    @RonxGamer

    good post!
    Main thanks to you. Have learned lot of things from the articles and still learning. And you are right their reviews/article numbers may look smaller compared to other reputed Hardware and Software review sites but looks promising.

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    @RonxGamer

    Thanks!

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    very helpful post. thanks for sharing.

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    very helpful post. thanks for sharing.
    thanks

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