X-bit Labs wanted to know if you really need a 2+Ghz A64 as a minimum for the newest games.  If the CPU is really slowing down the performance of the graphics card, will a top of the line FX chip do anything noticable to the performance?  They took 13 chips, a spread between Intel and AMD, both top of the line, and bottom of the barrel, and benchmarked at high quality.  This is part 2, part one is just below, and involves 28 CPU’s at various qualities.
“We decided to write an update to our CPU gaming performance analysis. In this article we will focus on high graphics quality settings and will try to find out what CPU speed is sufficient for comfortable gameplay. We will also pay due attention to the budget processor models and overclocking efficiency.”

Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:

Click Here to go to Processors   Processors