So after some problems with my new comp (1055t processor), I'll be getting a new computer (basically they're just swapping it free of charge), and instead of my 1055t I'll be getting a i7-920 with my HD 5870.
I'm just curious though, because since I won't be able to overclock this cpu (and I hear its a nice overclocker), will it still be good for most things I throw at it? It seems like it might be a downgrade since my 1055t was 2.88 ghz and the i7-920 is 2.66ghz. Will I notice the difference? I've also noticed that for gaming, even though the 920 has less ghz, it seems to perform better. Why is that?
Thanks for your help guys, I really appreciate it.
You're going to be in good shape with the i7 920.
Here are some benchmark comparisons between X6 1055T and i7 920.
The Nehalem (i7) architecture is just a little bit more efficient than the Thuban (1055T).
It will be interesting to see what you do get when you run the FFXIV benchmark again with your i7 920 / 5870 and compare the scores.
Yeah it will probably be one of the first things I do once I get my xps 9000. I've seen some sites with the i7-920 benchmark score but it's always overclock to like 3.8 or 3.3 GHz, so I don't think I can really compare them to the stock 2.67.