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.
- Resident Evil 5 Makes Its Way To The PC
- Image Quality Settings
- Image Quality: Radeon Versus GeForce + 3D Vision
- Image Quality: DirectX 9 Versus DirectX 10
- Test System And Settings
- Benchmarks: Comparing Detail Settings And Performance Impact
- Benchmark Results: Medium Detail, DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: High Detail, DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: 4x AA, DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: DirectX 10 For Nvidia 3D Vision LCD Glasses
- CPU Benchmarks: Clock Speeds And Multiple Cores