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Unreal Tournament 2004

Next we delved into the gaming side of things a bit and performed some low-resolution benchmarking with Epic's Unreal Tournament 2004.  We specifically used a "Low-Quality" game setting with UT2004, which allowed us to isolate CPU and memory performance with little burden on the graphics subsystem.

Unreal Tournament 2004
Legacy DirectX 8 Gaming Performance


Just to give you a glimpse of how fast the Athlon 64 FX-57 is while overclocked to 3GHz, we've included those scores in the graph above and the proceeding graph on the next page for our Doom 3 tests.  In our custom, low-res Unreal Tournament 2004 benchmark the Athlon 64 FX-57 smoked the competition by a minimum of 8.8%, and it just plain embarrassed the Pentium Extreme Edition 840. With the FX-57 overclocked to 3GHz, its performance jumped by about 9 frames per second and it almost broke the 200 FPS mark.

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