More of the same here between Core i7 and Core i5, with the former edging out the latter with one card installed and even more so when two are available.
Perhaps more interesting is the performance delta between Core i5 and Core 2 Quad in the one- and two-card environments. Should i5 processors and LGA 1156 motherboards emerge at competitive price points (and in fact, we're expecting Core i5-750 to sell for less than the Core 2 Quad Q9550 does today), they will clearly offer superior performance in World in Conflict, at the very least.
Enabling higher graphics details has the interesting effect of smoothing out performance differences seen in the previous chart. Core i5 still bests Core 2 Quad, but the gap is smaller. The real standout here is Core i7 with a pair of Radeon HD 4870 X2s, which stretches its legs out to 2560x1600.
- Four Architectures, Four Chipsets, Tons Of Variables
- Four Architectures, Four Chipsets, Tons Of Variables, Continued
- Hardware And Software Benchmark Setup
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Stalker: Clear Sky
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: H.A.W.X.