AMD 790GX Chipset Platform Launch

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Gaming: Crysis and F.E.A.R.

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis and F.E.A.R. When testing motherboards or 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

Our low-resolution in-game testing speak to one of the main strengthes of the AMD 790GX chipset--its relatively powerful IGP.  In both our F.E.A.R. and Crysis benchmarks, the 790GX blows the competition from NVIDIA and Intel right out of the water.  The AMD 790GX's performance in our in-game tests was simply on another level in comparison to competing IGPs.

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