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Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2

Who's Got Game? Twelve Sub-$200 CPUs Compared

Just Cause 2 is another title with DirectX 11 features that typically tax graphics subsystems. But we've never really used it as a primary metric for comparing entry-level processors, either.

As it turns out, Just Cause 2 appears to be the first game in our suite that really takes advantage of a large cache. The Phenom II processors finally show a small (but consistent) advantage over the Sandy Bridge-based Core i3 models, with the Phenom II X4 970 achieving parity with the Core i5-2300. This game doesn’t seem to utilize more than three CPU cores, given that the Athlon II X3 455 achieves the same result as the Athlon II X4 645.

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