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Low-Power Gaming: AMD's E-350 Vs. Intel Atom D525 And Ion 2

Benchmark Results: Burnout Paradise

While F1 2010 is too much for these platforms to handle, Burnout Paradise might be a good alternative:

At 1024x600, the game is playable, although an extra 5 FPS would be appreciated. Burnout Paradise is still a great romp, and it remains the most fun racing game I’ve played. The resolution doesn't make much of a difference beyond 1024x600, as the game appears to be CPU-limited, but 1080p feels a bit choppier than 720p.

Verdict:

Burnout Paradise is playable on both platforms at 1024x600 and on the verge of playable at 720p.

  • tacoslave
    so the gpu's in modern consoles are around the same as the e-350? since these gpus are mainly cpu bound? Also should have put counterstrike fun and not demanding.
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  • Can they make a video game that features a Monopolistic Chip Company who threatens and bribes computer manufacturers to be zombies?
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  • ujaansona
    Aamusing... ;)
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  • ujaansona
    OOPS It's not "Aamusing"
    It's Pointless To Compare Them...
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  • warjunkieltu
    Why are you guys not testing some good quality freeware first person shooters, that could run smoothly on those low end PCs? For example:
    Urban Terror (my favorite one), Open Arena, Alien Arena? Or at least Quake live?
    Cause it's ridiculous to test all those latest shooters on such low end machines...
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  • silverblue
    I was just thinking about reinstalling either of the Star Trek: Armada titles now I've moved to Windows 7, just to see if it removes the stuttering I experienced in XP. Good to see one of those titles here.

    Good review; was kinda wishing for the HL2:LC or some previous-gen UT titles though. :)
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  • nevertell
    You could've tried overclocking them :D
    But seriously, the ION seems to be bottlenecked by the cpu.
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  • rolli59
    Low end graphics! How about testing them with popular MMOG for addicts that travel, but like the portability of netbooks!
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  • vaughn2k
    Diablo 2? and Warcraft 3?
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  • gondor
    Thank you for including older titles in your comparison ! I hope you'll be able to include even more of them in any future tests to give each major game engine of the era a fair chance :)
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