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Sneak Peek - Conroe Puts the Fear into Athlon 64 FX-60

Sneak Peek - Conroe Puts the Fear into Athlon 64 FX-60


Results - F.E.A.R.

Results - F.E.A.R.

First up F.E.A.R. the benchmark was run with the following settings at their defaults: Computer was set to "Maximum" to stress the CPU and physics engine. Graphics was set to "Medium", which defaults to a resolution of 800x600. This might have been a bit low, but we did not have time to rerun further benchmarks for other settings.

As the graph below depicts, the results really speak for themselves. What you should be looking at is the average framerate as that shows what kind of experience you'll be seeing with the Conroe most of the time. At 270 framers per second (fps), the Conroe system was nearly performing 50% faster then the AMD system and the Conroe machine never dropped below the 110fps throughout, while the FX-60 dipped to 70fps.

The maximum fps spike of the Conroe was slightly dubious though at 774fps, but then we rarely count high spikes since they usually only happen at rare occasions like when you're looking at a plain wall without anything behind.