Published on 22nd March 2006 by
Originally Posted by sadffffffabout the dvd shrink bench, wouldn't it have been better if you ripped the vob files to the hard drive without encoding, then opened the vob files and encoded from there? seems like that bench is more of a motherboard IDE bench than anything.
Originally Posted by hitman012
Actually, a small niggle that I have with the charts - it would be helpful if you highlighted the processor being tested in bold on the benchmarks so that it stands out more. Call me lazy, but it's quite difficult to pick out immediately where it sits in relation to its competitors.
Originally Posted by BIT-techThe group bunches together when the game starts to become GPU limited at higher resolutions with the three Athlon 64 FX processors returning an average of 64 frames per second. The Pentium Extreme Edition 965 performed the same as its older brother, along with the majority of the other processors tested here with an average of 63 fps.
read on to see the first benchmark with an Intel beating an Athlon in ages...
Originally Posted by dream casterA very catchy but rather untrue sentence.
Originally Posted by speedfreekIm unimpressed, I didnt expect to see anything decent until cornroll or whatever its called comes out. When does it come out?
What temps is that chip running at?
Originally Posted by geek1017single core vs dual core
you'll also notice the 3700 or 4000 beating the X2 chips at some tasks or the single core P4 beating the dual core.
Originally Posted by Stephen BrooksAt the same clock speed? The FX-60 is just two FX-55s stuck together. I could understand the FX-57 beating the FX-60, but not the 55 beating the 60!
In fact that pattern is repeated throughout FEAR and Far Cry. Whoever programmed the "multi-threading" in those games deserves a wooden spoon of some sort
Originally Posted by RotoSequenceAn Intel actually won in part of the gaming benchmark suite?
Nice review as usual bigz; too bad netburst is being killed off now; Intel's new efforts to tweak the silicon and use minimal power for the clock speeds theyre getting could really have given netburst one last good run against the Athlon 64 - at let us enthusiasts go nuts with the overclocking ;) :D
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