Arma II: Operation Arrowhead is a notorious system hog, pushing CPUs, memory and graphics cards to their limit in the pursuit of ultra-realistic modern-day combat. As such, it's a great test to see how a processor can affect your frame rate.
We load the same custom mission preview that we use for graphics card and motherboard testing, but force AA or AF off through the Nvidia driver as we want to place more emphasis on the CPU than the graphics card. The mission preview repeats the same procedure consistently each time and we record the frame rate for 60 seconds using FRAPS. This test is repeated three times and the average taken, discarding anomalous results as appropriate.