Gaming: Doom 3 and Far Cry 1.3
I ran the default timedemo, ‘timedemo demo 1’, three times on each resolution and quality setting, and took the average of the second and third scores. We ignored the first one as it was always much slower than the following ones as the game was caching textures off the hard drive.
This is a custom demo we use in various PCP articles, run three times and average the second and third iterations.
These game tests don’t paint any better a picture than the UT2003 and Q3 scores did. As we already know the Athlon 64 dominates at gaming even against the 3.73 GHz Pentium, its no surprise that this 3.2 GHz Pentium gets the same results.