Gaming TestsKeep 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.
A reliable and popular benchmark, 3DMark Vantage can provide a good insight into overall gaming performance of a system.
World in Conflict
Most RTS games are more CPU intense that other titles and World in Conflict is no exception.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 pairs impressive visuals with a truly interactive and destructible environment.
Valve Source Particle Simulation
Valve released this particle simulation test a while back for benchmarking platforms and CPUs.
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.