In the above synthetic game benchmarks, we see some interesting results. First is the effect of the CPU on the different tests. In 3DMark 05, the change in CPU had no effect on the ASRock K8 Combo-Z’s results. But in Aquamark 3 and 3DMark 2001SE, the FX-53 CPU gives the system a decent boost.
The big surprise is the fact that even with the faster CPU, the ASRock K8 Combo-Z is slower than the SiS 760GX which is running a slower CPU. This is only the first game related test so far in this article, so let’s see if this pattern holds for real world games.