Gaming Tests
Keep in mind once more that for our real-world gaming tests below we included BOTH 1024×768 results (for maximum CPU effectiveness) and resolutions of 1920×1200 and 2560×1600 to simulate gaming that YOU, as a consumer, would actually be doing and what performance differences these CPUs and platforms will provide.


3DMark Vantage


A reliable and popular benchmark, 3DMark Vantage can provide a good insight into overall gaming performance of a system.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 79

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 80




World in Conflict

Most RTS games are more CPU intense that other titles and World in Conflict is no exception.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 81

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 82

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 83

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 84


 

Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 pairs impressive visuals with a truly interactive and destructible environment.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 85

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 86

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 87

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 88




Valve Source Particle Simulation

Valve released this particle simulation test a while back for benchmarking platforms and CPUs.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 89

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 90




Valve Source Map Compilation

More of a developer test than gamer test, this benchmark is indicative of how long it takes a system to compile a map.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 91

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 92


    In most tests the 1090T competes relatively well with the Intel i7-980X.  We of course see the largest separation at the lowest resolutions, but the differences are not that extreme.  The 1090T also does not outperform the older Phenom II X4 955 and 965 parts to any significant degree.  As a gaming processor it does perfectly fine, but if gaming was all a user is planning on doing, then a Core i5-750 would be a more cost effective and higher performing solution.  It will still be some time before we see a majority of games which will leverage 6 threads effectively.

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