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Stock to Clocked - Core i7 920 at 3.8GHz (Page 8)

Shawn Baker | Nov 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm CST - 0 mins, 57 secs reading time for this page
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Final Thoughts

What we're seeing these days is that with such a line-up of intensive games, at 2560 x 1600 a CPU overclock is doing very little due to all the pressure being placed on the graphics card. At 1920 x 1200 and below, however, we can see that the CPU increase is more helpful and manages to yield some pretty impressive gains.

If you're running 2560 x 1600, is it still worth overclocking? - Of course! While a lot of games don't see the big gains that the lower resolutions indicate, we do still see an increase in performance nonetheless. We can also see that some games see a better performance jump than others, which means the games you might play could see bigger gains.

All in all, we do see some impressive performance increases when we move to 3.8GHz, with some games showing better gains then others. With 3.8GHz being 100% stable for us, not only under games but also under prime, we've found the sweet spot for our new test system. So, with everything said and done, look forward to all our graphics card reviews from here on which use the setup we have here today.

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