Experiment: Comparing Four Quad-Core Architectures At 2.8 GHz

Benchmark Results: Games And 3DMark

Far Cry 2 runs best on Intel processors—period. Of course, if you crank up resolution and detail settings, the CPUs will cease to play as big a role, as we know from our graphics card reviews.

We found little performance difference between the platform architectures in GTA IV.

With Hyper-Threading enabled, you’ll see severe performance impacts on Intel Core i7 processors. Once you switch the feature off, the Core i7-920 performs almost exactly like the Core i5-750, which dominates this test run.

3DMark’s CPU score reveals the same performance differences we’ve seen before.

The overall score of 3DMark Vantage is very graphics-dependent, hence we see little difference here.