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Benchmark Results: Crysis And Call Of Duty

System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2010: $1000 Enthusiast PC

Crysis is a graphics-heavy game, but at no time does the previous Phenom II X3 720/Radeon HD 5830 CrossFire combo beat out the Core i5-750/GeForce GTX 470 system with any real authority.

At very high settings, the CrossFire rig does surpass the new system. However, the spread is smaller than we'd expect.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 shows a slight advantage in favor of the CrossFire'd Radeon HD 5830s at 2560x1600 when 4x anti-aliasing (AA) is enabled.

But, apart from that, the overclocked Core i5-750 system claims a clean sweep at all other settings.

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