Our gaming tests set out to find games that were heavily CPU dependent in order to test for platform differences. Games at higher resolutions with more emphasis on the GPU won’t show us any differences, if they exist.
We ran FEAR at 1024×768 with the CPU settings at maximum and the GPU settings at medium to show any performance differences off of the GPU.
Call of Duty 2 v1.01
We ran CoD2 at 1024×768 with the GPU settings at Medium.
This benchmark is used by many in the enthusiast crowd to compare their systems so we decided it would be good for our readers if we included numbers from our test system here as well.
With the amount of power we have seen the Core 2 Duo show on all of our other benchmarks, it is little surprise that both the X6800 and E6700 CPUs are doing very well in our gaming tests. Both are able to put the FX-62 down in both our real world and synthetic gaming scenarios. To be fair, these gaming tests are run at a low resolution and quality settings in order to emphasize the effect the processor has on gaming performance.