Overclocking Intel’s Xeon E5620: Quad-Core 32 nm At 4+ GHz

Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 (DX11)

A third DirectX 11-class title rounds out our sample of games. And again, we see that CPU performance makes very little difference when you’re turning details up to the levels you’d want with a card like Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 480.

Even at its stock 2.4 GHz, the Xeon E5620 keeps pace with the three overclocked configurations. Clearly, if your only use for a PC is gaming, splurging on a high-end CPU and fancy cooling apparatus isn’t going to be your fast track to higher frame rates.

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  • mi1ez
    Well that was a bit pointless....
  • LePhuronn
    Well given that I have run a couple of i7 920s at 4GHz on 1.3V and never hit 75 degrees with good air coolers I don't see me jumping any time soon...
  • gdilord
    On the last page:
    Consequently, it runs less hot and consumes less power.

    I think that "Consequently, it runs cooler and consumes less power" would be a lot less cumbersome.