- Aug 11, 2008
Is that the same 970 that you said in an earlier post you were boycotting?? And I am sure a modern skylake quad would be faster than an ancient IB-E in nearly any game not gpu limited. In any case, all this is off topic. The OP was simply asking what cpu one used, not mountains of benchmarks to try to prove a certain CPU is a good value.Which shows that one doesn't need to overclock their Intel CPU, necessarily, to gain adequate performance in those games.
And also that one may not have to pay the premium price for an Intel part.
I saw some higher max framerates on the AMD CPU in some of those tests, though — and some minimums as well.
SLI 970 was a very popular choice with enthusiasts, particularly before Nvidia's RAM scheme was exposed.