Benchmark Results: Crysis
Ah, but can it play Crysis? Sure, of course it can. More importantly, the Radeon HD 5850 we’re using to test with can play Crysis. The processors here are merely able to keep up.
There is a hint of performance advantage in favor of Gulftown at 1280x1024. However, by the time you’re looking at 1920x1080—where you’d actually want to play a game like this—AMD’s sub-$200 Phenom II has the slight advantage when anti-aliasing is enabled. I think it’s fair enough to call performance here a wash, despite the more than $800 dollar difference between the top and bottom of our price range.