Since Crysis depends a lot on the graphics card’s performance, it doesn’t show substantial benefits with a highly overclocked Core i7 processor. Going up to 3.66 GHz makes sense, while 4.0 GHz provides hardly any incremental benefit.
Unreal Tournament 3 scales better with increasing processor clock speed.
- Does it Make Sense To Go for Maximum Performance?
- Hardware: Core i7 920, Asus X58, Corsair DDR3
- Overclocking Choices And Details
- From 2.66 To 4.0 GHz
- Test System
- Benchmark Results: Games
- Benchmark Results: PCMark & 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Idle/Peak Power Consumption Analysis
- Average And Total Power During PCMark
- Efficiency Results