AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor - HotHardware

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor

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For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis and F.E.A.R. When testing processors with Crysis or F.E.A.R., we drop the resolution to 800x600, and reduce all of the in-game graphical options to their minimum values to isolate CPU and memory performance as much as possible.  However, the in-game effects, which control the level of detail for the games' physics engines and particle systems, are left at their maximum values, since these actually do place some load on the CPU rather than GPU.

Low-Resolution Gaming: Crysis and F.E.A.R.
Taking the GPU out of the Equation

The Intel processors have a distinct advantage in our Crysis testing, where the Core 2 Quads and Core i7 maintain solid leads. But in F.E.A.R. the tables turn considerably and AMD's new baby takes the top spot.

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Its good to see that AMD are finally after a few years back with intel. Though it was up against the lesser of the i7's and I this being the flag ship CPU, I think they need to go back to the drawing board on the Phenom line. That and bring back the FX series.

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I have this CPU and it is fantastic! I have NEVER been bottlenecked by it! And its really easy to overclock! I have mine sitting at 3.994Ghz and completely stable. 215mhz bus, 1.45vcore, 18.5x multiplier, and it runs at 47c under max load for 5 hours with the corsair H50 watercooler.

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