BACK TO PCSTATS Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

Waterfield Designs Muzetto Leather Notebook Satchel Review

Test: What about your Intel Core 2 Quad? - Gaming Performance HD 7970 @ ocaholic - Test: What about your Intel Core 2 Quad? - Gaming Performance HD 7970 @ ocaholic
Wed, Aug 15 2012 | 3:50AM | Filed under: Games| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

Here we go, a lot of people asked me to test an Intel Core 2 Quad under recent 3D games with an HD 7970 so here is what I did. Like for the Core2Duo test we published last week, I chose the most popular processor which in this case is the Intel C2Q Q6600. However this time we did not simply test it at stock frequency, we overclocked it to 3.0 GHz. Why 3.0 GHz only one would ask, well that way I was able to use exactly the same BIOS settings I did use for the C2D E8400. Just kidding, the main reason is that to run this processor fully stable at 3.0 GHz you don`t need any voltage increase and you can use a default bus speed which is 333 MHz FSB in this case. Enough talking, let`s see how the Core2Quad Q6600 clocked at 3 GHz will perform against today`s processors like the i7 3770K and FX-8150 under heavy 3D workloads conditions such as Benchmarks and recent Games with highest graphics settings possible at a resolution of 1920x1080. Let`s get it started!"

Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips


Recent News in Games
TechPowerUp 4K Gaming Build Guide Oct 9
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Walkthrough Oct 9
Ultra HD gaming in Ultra Quality settings? Oct 9
Ozone Argon Ocelote World Sep 30
Rainbow Six Siege closed beta preview @ LanOC Reviews Sep 30
Warhammer 40,000 Sep 30
NZXT Doko Review Sep 28
Killing Floor 2 - NVIDIA FleX Technology Sep 26
Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard Sep 25
the Xbox One and for Windows 10 PCs Sep 25

News Categories
Audio / Sound Beginners Guides Benchmarks
Biometrics BIOS Business / Industry
Cases Chipset Computer / SFF PCs
Cooling / Heatsinks CPU / Processors Digital Cameras
Drivers Editorial Games
Gossip Hard Drives Hardware
Home Theatre Imaging Memory
Mobile Devices Monitors Motherboards
Mouse Pads MP3 Players Networking
Notebooks Operating System Optical Drives
Overclocking Peripherals Power Supply
Press Release Printers Servers
Site News Software Tips
Tradeshows / Events Video Cards Web News
   Looking for something a little farther back? Try PCstats News Archives: 1999 - present
   10 / 13 / 2015 | 7:58AM
Hardware Sections 

PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
PCSTATS Newsletter
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2015 All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.