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At 1680x1050, the resolution least bottlenecked by graphics, Intel’s Core i7-875K really stretches out. And even at 1920x1080, the chip’s first-place finish is commanding. Though far fewer people actually play at 2560x1600 on 30” displays, it’s worth noting that the results even out a lot more without AA turned on, while excessive I/O access makes the 4xAA-based scores inconsistent (the screen alternates from smooth to slideshow-like on the Radeon HD 5970).
The Phenom II X6 doesn’t seem to be a performance-inhibitor, but as we observed in the Phenom II X6 1090T review, the extra cores certainly don’t seem to help for gaming. We’ll see if this trend continues through our other test titles.