Resident Evil 5: Demo Performance Analyzed

CPU Benchmarks: Clock Speeds And Multiple Cores

In the previous performance benchmarks, Resident Evil 5 demonstrated a GPU dependency. Let's see how the older Core 2 Quad stacks up against the Core i7 in this game:

While the Core i7-920 shows a notable performance gain over the Core 2 Quad Q6600, all of the frame rates are smooth--the i7's advantage is more theoretical than practical. Aside from that, the game doesn't seem to be all that dependent on clock speed, with the Q6600 at a low 1.86 GHz still able to deliver 60 FPS.

How does the game perform with different numbers of CPU cores?

Resident Evil 5 seems extremely happy with at least three CPU cores, and performance drops sharply down when two cores are utilized. Gamers with single-core CPUs who wish to play Resident Evil 5 should probably consider an upgrade.

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  • wh3resmycar
    ^ worst brain ever?
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  • nforce4max
    spathiCan you test it on Larrabee plz, ty


    Larrabee is like a smart and honest politician both are mythological.
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  • gkay09
    Does this imply that game developers in general dint even utilize the full potential of DirectX 9 and jumped on DirextX 10 bandwagon and now to DirextX 11?
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  • renz496
    i've tried the benchmark before. the dx 10 produce slightly better frame rate than dx9. this game have better performance in dx 10 compared to dx 9 in my machine
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  • yellosnowman
    Am I going blind or is there no HD4890
    or is this just a quick benchmark before the HD5*** series
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  • mitch074
    @yellosnowman: there is a 4890, but it's been downclocked to 4870 levels (read the article) to be used as reference for Radeon performances (tests on Radeon wasn't too extensive, as the benchmark is optimized for Nvidia hardware). And yes, with HD 5xxx almost there, doing complete benchmarks here is pretty much useless: the game is playable with everything at full on a Radeon HD 4770 up to Full HD quality.
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  • Spathi
    Can you test it on Larrabee plz, ty
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  • voltagetoe
    Gkay09, Direct X 10 was a failure because Vista was a failure. DX 9 has been thoroughly utilized - there has been no other choice.
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  • juliom
    On the variable benchmark @ 1680 x 1050 2x AA my Phenom II x4 955 and Radeon 4870 pulls and average of 80 fps in directx 9. I'm happy and have the game pre-ordered on Steam :)
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  • amnotanoobie
    voltagetoeGkay09, Direct X 10 was a failure because Vista was a failure. DX 9 has been thoroughly utilized - there has been no other choice.

    Wasn't it more of because the mainstream DX10 cards (8600GT and 2600XT) didn't really perform well, and even some were beaten by previous generation cards. As such, pushing the detail level higher might mean fewer sales as fewer people had the cards to play the games at decent levels (8800GTS 320MB/640MB or 2900XT).
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  • HTDuro
    DX10 isnt really a failure .. if programmer take time to really work on DX10 optimisation .. more on SM4.0. remember Assassins creed? ubisoft take time to work on SM4.0 and the game work better in D10 than 9 ... higher framerate with better shadow
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  • pirateboy
    looks like yet another boring shooter mainly targeted at console users.
    RE5 = FAIL
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  • dangerous_23
    anyone got a download link for the demo?
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  • antemon
    4650 + dual core = medium settings?

    good enough for me...
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  • nforce4max
    spathiCan you test it on Larrabee plz, ty


    Larrabee is like a smart and honest politician both are mythological.
    12
  • Anonymous
    worst review ever.
    -24
  • Anonymous
    Worst review ever.
    -25
  • wh3resmycar
    ^ worst brain ever?
    14
  • blackened144
    At least it should be a better port than RE4. When it loaded up it wanted me to hit "Start" to load the game, then the red "A" to play. My keyboard doesnt have a "Start" button or a red "A". Useless without a controller.
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  • San Pedro
    Very interesting that Capcom told the site that there is no graphical difference between DX 9 and 10. I'll know which I'll be using with my ATI card.
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  • gxpbecker
    Nice a game and performance review in one, I like.
    Is it just me or is this kinda hinting at software trying to catch up to hardware (the ever existing cycle). :) kinda funny since the 5xxx and 3xx are just around the corner.
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  • Andraxxus
    It looks good on both DX9 and DX10 and the specs are not high.
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