Resident Evil 5 is showing a huge win for the quad-core Athlon II X4 620. We're surprised that the Phenom II X3 710 didn't place a little better compared to the dual-core models in light of the apparent benefit of threading here.
It appears that Fallout 3 favors clock speed and cache above everything else. However, once again, all of the contenders are achieving great performance.
- 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