Crysis is clearly graphics card-limited, but it’s interesting to see the Phenom II X6 1075T fall back a little here due to its relatively low clock speeds (compared to the Phenom II X4 970). Games rarely make use of more than three CPU threads, and while it performs well, the Phenom II X6 is not a top gaming processor for this reason.
The DiRT2 benchmark shows us another graphics card-limited game benchmark. The high-end processors are neck and neck, but the dual-core CPUs fall behind. The Phenom II X2 560 does perform better than the Pentium G6950.
StarCraft 2 is more CPU-dependent than the other games we’ve tested, but the results remain similar.