“nVidia been on Intel’s case by very strongly voicing their opinions on how a better GPU adds more value that a better CPU. This could be true for certain things on a low to medium end setup but for enthusiast gamers, the fastest of the fastest is the only option. We put this theory to test by putting three nVidia 9800GTX cards in Triple SLI mode and running some games on the highest-end Intel and AMD CPUs, the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 and Phenom X4 9850 respectively.”
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Who is the culprit here?
t-break stuck three 9800GTXs in two different systems, an Intel system with a QX9770 CPU on an ASUS Striker II Extreme with OCZ DDR3-1600MHz memory, and a Phenom system with an X4 9850 on an MSI 780 chipset based board with Corsair DDR2-1066MHz memory. Although both systems use nVIDIA chipsets, the AMD processor is clocked 800MHz slower and the RAM is slower as well. Read on to see just how much that will affect your gaming.