cpu Effects of CPU frequency on FPS (Single GTX 280)

We have always wondered how exactly does CPU frequency affects performance of our games, we have 3DMark 06 showing us increasing CPU frequency will lead to an increase in the scores. To be sure that CPU frequency does have an impact on the performance of our graphics card, we ran 3 benchmarks in order to find out.

cpu Effects of CPU frequency on FPS (Single GTX 280)

We have always wondered how exactly does CPU frequency affects performance of our games, we have 3DMark 06 showing us increasing CPU frequency will lead to an increase in the scores. To be sure that CPU frequency does have an impact on the performance of our graphics card, we ran 3 benchmarks in order to find out.

  1. 3DMark Vantage
  2. Crysis Warhead
  3. Far Cry 2

We decided to vary the frequency from the lowest possible stable frequency to the highest possible stable freuquency.

DSC06416 Effects of CPU frequency on FPS (Single GTX 280)

Component Used

Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme 965
Motherboard: Foxconn Blood Rage
Ram: 3 x 2GB AData 9-9-9-24 1600 Mhz
GPU: Asus GTX 280 1GB
HDD: 2 x 300GB Western Digital in RAID 0
PSU: Silverstone 1000W

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
Video driver: Nvidia Forceware 185.85