Crysis scales well up to 3.4 GHz, but doesn’t benefit from the 3.8 GHz setting, likely as a result of the graphics card becoming a bottleneck at that point. In addition, we had to do several runs to get consistent results here.
Unreal Tournament scales nicely on the Phenom II X4 system. More clock speed translates intro higher frame rates. This one is notoriously dependent on processor performance.
World in Conflict shows some benefit with clock speed increases to 3.4 GHz, but anything above this speed doesn’t translate to better game performance.
- Chasing Down The Perfect Clock Speed For AMD's Phenom II X4
- AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition (BE)
- The Platform: Jetway HA07 Ultra With AMD's 790GX Chipset
- Settings: 2.8, 3.0, And 3.2 GHz
- Settings: 3.4, 3.6, And 3.8 GHz
- Speed And Voltage Table, Test Setup And Components
- Performance Results: Games
- Performance Results: PCMark And 3DMark Vantage
- Performance Results: Applications
- Performance Results: Audio/Video
- Idle/Peak Power Consumption Analysis
- Average And Total Power During PCMark
- Efficiency Results