The fact that we’re seeing scaling based on CPU choice without anti-aliasing and fairly even performance with anti-aliasing is a good indicator that we’re bumping up against the performance of our Radeon HD 5850 once everything is cranked up.
But at 1680x1050, where the CPUs are demonstrating what they can do, it’s clear that the Intel CPUs have the advantage.
Of course, once you fire up the anti-aliasing or crank resolutions as high as 2560x1600, things normalize and it doesn’t matter which of these processors you pick—graphics determine performance.
- AMD Can Do Six Cores, Too
- Phenom II X6: A Family Of Two
- Making Sense Of Turbo CORE
- 8-Series Chipsets, Revealed
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media And Transcoding Apps
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead 2
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
- Power Consumption