Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead, WiC, Grand Theft Auto 4
AMD’s Phenom II X4 955 falls into third place behind both Intel Core i7s. The difference at 1920x1200 is small enough to be meaningless, as the Core 2 Quad ducks in incredibly close behind.
Things even out further with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering turned on. “Why not test at 640x480 or 800x600 to hash out the real performance differences between these CPUs?” you ask. You buy $200 and $300 CPUs and comparable graphics cards specifically to avoid playing at settings like those, right?
The three Intel CPUs deliver the fastest frame rates in World in Conflict, but it’s worth noting that AMD’s Phenom II X4 955 comes close to the Core 2 Quad.
Especially at 1920x1200 with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering turned on, all of these processors turn in fairly similar numbers. There’s really nothing to see here.
The only standout in this clumsy console port is AMD’s Phenom II X3 720, which lags at both 1680x1050 and 1920x1200. The rest of the processors serve up reasonably close performance, per what we’ve come to expect from Grand Theft Auto 4.