Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Upgrading My Core 2 Duo 2.66 ghz(Socket 775) to a QX6700 Core 2 Extreme Will it Make a big difference In Fps in Games?

Tags:
Last response: in CPUs
Share
October 4, 2013 7:14:30 AM

So Like the title says i want to upgrade my dual core Cpu i really just want to know if doing this will increase my overall performance Here is a link to my current pc Specs!: http://192.168.254.3:81/cgi/block.cgi?URL=http://i1220.... and the real question is if i purchase this cpu will i be able to run the up and coming game call of duty Ghost on at least medium settings and a high frame rate Please help! any responses are highly Appreciated Btw the specs for ghost have not been released yet but it is predicted to be about the same as Black ops 2
a b à CPUs
October 4, 2013 7:20:14 AM

You're still talking about a processor from 2006.

The QX6700 would be considered below an i3 in terms of performance today.
a c 88 à CPUs
October 4, 2013 7:23:48 AM

better to save some money and get a lesser core 2 quad. although cod ghost runs on an engine that only requires 2 threads anyways so its unlikely you will see any performance increase regardless of swapping out the cpu.
the gfx card is more important to the cod game engine performance than the cpu.
Related resources
October 4, 2013 7:27:29 AM

HEXiT said:
better to save some money and get a lesser core 2 quad. although cod ghost runs on an engine that only requires 2 threads anyways so its unlikely you will see any performance increase regardless of swapping out the cpu.
the gfx card is more important to the cod game engine performance than the cpu.


So your stating that a Regular Quad core is better than a extreme? im clue less on that lol And yea i will upgrade my gfx also later but i posted a while back and i was told my cpu did not do enough for my current gfx card so i was not even getting its max potential so im completely lost!

Best solution

a b à CPUs
October 4, 2013 7:30:39 AM
Share

Well i got a GTX 260 and i use to have an Core2Due E4600 and i upgraded to a Q6600...for free though might i add...Only game I have really played since the upgraded is Saints Row 4 but its Maxed out and it doesn't lag at all. I know my 3D rendering time has been cut in half though. if you can get it cheap like under a 100 bucks it might be a good solution to hold you over for another year or so.

The Q6700 is about 80-90% more powerful than you E7300
a b à CPUs
October 4, 2013 7:55:40 AM

If you can get the new processor at a good price, id do it. But your hardware is getting old, and if you have to spend too much, might as well go for a whole new cpu/motherboard/memory deal. More cores will always help some regardless of how many cores the game can use, as background tasks can be passed onto other available cores. What you are looking for with this upgrade, with this particular hardware, is pure mhz speed from the cpu. 2.6 on your current cpu is pretty slow for running games.
October 4, 2013 10:23:21 AM

namdlo said:
You're still talking about a processor from 2006.

The QX6700 would be considered below an i3 in terms of performance today.


drtweak said:
Well i got a GTX 260 and i use to have an Core2Due E4600 and i upgraded to a Q6600...for free though might i add...Only game I have really played since the upgraded is Saints Row 4 but its Maxed out and it doesn't lag at all. I know my 3D rendering time has been cut in half though. if you can get it cheap like under a 100 bucks it might be a good solution to hold you over for another year or so.

The Q6700 is about 80-90% more powerful than you E7300


Thats what i need to hear right there! i found a good one for $80 And i would rather have a decent pc for now and save up in time to build a Really good up to date pc
a c 88 à CPUs
October 5, 2013 1:52:31 AM

tar14444 said:
HEXiT said:
better to save some money and get a lesser core 2 quad. although cod ghost runs on an engine that only requires 2 threads anyways so its unlikely you will see any performance increase regardless of swapping out the cpu.
the gfx card is more important to the cod game engine performance than the cpu.


So your stating that a Regular Quad core is better than a extreme? im clue less on that lol And yea i will upgrade my gfx also later but i posted a while back and i was told my cpu did not do enough for my current gfx card so i was not even getting its max potential so im completely lost!

no its not better. its cheaper. and will do the job just as well as the extreme. because 1s you get over a certain performance delta the higher end cpus make little or no difference to gaming in the real world. yes in benches you will get higher scores but not necessarily higher fps.

most of the time i would say get the faster better cpu you can afford but as your on a discontinued socket that advice would be poor at best. better to get a cheap but good cpu and save your money till you can afford a new motherboard/cpu and ram. then you would see a measurable improvement in most things just not so much in games.

!