Guru3D takes 10 modern dual & quad core processors and then fires off a dozen of games at them in combo with a high-end graphics card. Then they observe the raw differences in performance with the more modern games. They show & scale 8 AMD & Intel Quad-core processors and 2 dual-core processors in gaming resolutions from 1024×760 up-to 2560×1600.
Processors used in this article:
- AMD Athlon X2 4850E
- AMD Phenom X3 8750
- AMD Phenom X4 9450
- AMD Phenom X4 9850
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
- Intel Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreme
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6850
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
- Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770
The idea behind the article is to show you which processors offer the most bang for buck, and the ones who offer the best raw performance. You want to find out the core truth here ? Definitely check out this article then.
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD K10 Architecture Review @ InsideHW
- AMD Phenom 9850 & 8750, Athlon 4850e and AMDs 780G Review @ Driver Heaven
- AMD Phenom X3 processor family performance @ Techspot
- Intel Core 2 Quad CPUs Side By Side Review @ InsideHW
Source: Guru of 3D
The Guru of 3D has decided to find out just what you get from gaming on a quad core processor. The games they use do cross a gamut of styles, and not all of them utilize the same parts of the PC as others, but you do see a pattern develop. While there is a clear verdict, it is not perfectly cut and dry.