"Our CPU scaling experiences really helped us understand just how important the CPU is to having a great gaming experience. In real-world gaming situations with a slower CPU such as an AthlonXP 2500 or a Pentium4 2.4GHz, the video performance becomes extremely bottlenecked by the CPU. We were forced to reduce resolution, AA and AF settings, as well as in-game quality settings in the case of FarCry just to get playable performance. The results between each card remained close with these slow CPUs, but there was always one card that was able to run with at least a higher resolution or AA/AF setting, and that was the X800XT-PE."
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