These Left 4 Dead results are close, but the Phenom II X3 710 seems to have a slight lead over its competitors, likely due to an optimal balance between threading and raw clock rate.
Grand Theft Auto IV shows better results with more than two CPU cores, but the Phenom II X3 and Athlon II X4 are locked in a dead heat.
- Which Vendor Sells The Best Budget-Gaming CPU?
- The Contenders: One Athlon II, Two Phenom IIs, And A Pentium Dual-Core
- Test Systems And Benchmark Setup
- Synthetic Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
- Game Benchmarks: Crysis And Far Cry 2
- Game Benchmarks: World In Conflict And H.A.W.X.
- Game Benchmarks: Left 4 Dead And Grand Theft Auto IV
- Game Benchmarks: Resident Evil 5 And Fallout 3
- Game Benchmarks: Prototype
- Game Benchmarks: Game Multitasking And Power Consumption