One of the benefits of keeping awake the whole night and sleeping after Sehr is you get about 4 extra hours with nothing to do. Here's how I utilized about 8 of them.
I wanted to see how four cores perform against two in games, how much of a difference over clocking makes as well as how well Crossfire scales to add extra FPS. Almost all of the websites use very expensive and latest motherboards/processors which are not available in Pakistan and if they are they are extremely unaffordable. Both the processors and graphic cards I benchmarked offer the best 'bang for the buck' right now.
Components used and explained.
Intel Q6600 = Quad ( four cores )
Intel E5200 = Dual Core (NOT Core2Duo)
HIS 4850 = Single ATI 4850
HIS 4850x2 = Two 4850 running in Crossfire mode
Motherboard = MSI P35 Platinum
Ram = Corsair 2 GB DHX
All tests were run at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with all settings on High/Max or Ultra.
Note: My Crossfire tests were a bit crippled by the fact that the 2nd PCIx slot was X4 not X16 which resulted in the 2nd card performing at 86 % instead of 100 % at x16.
On with the results !
First we have the GPU and CPU intensive World in Conflict.
Next Company of Hero's
And last the Fantastic Devil May Cry 4 (which is Quad optimized)
There you have it, comments appreciated !