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Phenom II X2 555 Vs. Pentium G6950: New Budget Dual-Core Titans

Benchmark Results: Gaming

It is obviously a bummer that the Pentium G6950 died before we could run any overclocked game tests on it, but this is absolutely something you'll see in the follow-up. In the meantime, marvel at how the Pentium G6950 struggles in a number of these benchmarks.

At first glance, the results look bad for the Pentium G6950 and a little less-bad for the Phenom II X2 555, even when overclocked. The theory here would be that our Radeon HD 5850 is being held back by the lower-end CPUs. But if you look at the overclocked results, the Phenom II often catches up to the i5-750 at 1920x1200, where the emphasis is placed more solidly on the GPU. This trend is bucked only in CPU-hungry titles like World in Conflict. We can see that the i5-750 does show a benefit over these dual-core processors at stock speeds, even at relatively high resolutions.

  • footsoldier
    Kudos to AMD! Gogogo!
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  • jasont78
    good article we like to know ur human and can blow shit up
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  • alchemy69
    Bring on the battle of the fanboys. I'll get the popcorn.
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  • obarthelemy
    I see a bunch of overclocking articles... do you have any clue about how many of your readers overclock ? and how many of the public at large ?

    My guess from personal anecdote would be 10% and 0.01 % resp ?
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  • burnley14
    obarthelemyI see a bunch of overclocking articles... do you have any clue about how many of your readers overclock ? and how many of the public at large ?My guess from personal anecdote would be 10% and 0.01 % resp ?It's pretty much a free way to get better performance, so I'm glad they have so many articles about it.
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  • That's great news for my next budget PC :D
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  • volks1470
    I'd say a decent majority do overclock, and this site isn't exactly for the general public. Not very people get what's going on here on Tom's.

    POLL!!
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  • blackjellognomes
    obarthelemyI see a bunch of overclocking articles... do you have any clue about how many of your readers overclock ? and how many of the public at large ?My guess from personal anecdote would be 10% and 0.01 % resp ?
    More like 50% and 5%, I think.
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  • melangex3
    If you read this article, you are probably in a higher percentage group than the general public!
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  • eddieroolz
    Good showing by AMD!
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