Benchmark Results: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DX11)
Chalk up another title able to show Intel’s platform outperforming AMD’s. Ultimately, though, anti-aliasing is the equalizer at each tested resolution.
Clear and measurable performance gaps separate our Core i5-2400/Z68 and Phenom II X4 980/990FX machines at 1680x1050, 1920x1080, and 2560x1600 without AA turned on. Factor in anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering, though, and there’s really little difference at any of those three resolutions.
Did you go about benchmarking graphics cards, or was this a motherboard/cpu comparison? I'm tired of hearing this excuse all the time. We know you have a pair of 6990s and 590s in your shop. Get rid of that stupid bottleneck and DO IT RIGHT!
What is missing said something like:
...here "face"), but you said you wanted to test AMD's SLI on their 990FX vs Intel's SLI. So, IMO, you need less graphics horse power: like 2 GTS250's or 2 GTX460's or 2 GTX560's (not ti's) to tax the graphics subsystem and really show the differences. Maybe up the resolution also to really show if there is a difference between AMD's or Intel's SLI.
Thanks again for the Article, Mr Chris.