AMD Athlon 64 FX-57: Sunny San Diego
Doom 3 Gaming
For our next game test, we benchmarked all of the test systems using a custom multi-player Doom 3 timedemo. We cranked the resolution down to 640 x 480 and configured the game to run at its "Low-Quality" graphics setting. Although Doom 3 typically taxes today's high-end GPUs, when it's configured at these minimal settings it's more CPU and Memory-bound than anything else.
The results from our custom Doom 3 benchmark mirrored what we saw with Unreal Tournament 2004. Once again, the Athlon 64 FX-57, whether it was overclocked or not, surged past the competition, and proved that the A64's reputation for being the best processor for gaming is well deserved. While overclocked, we witnessed our very first Doom 3 framerate over the 200 FPS mark in this test.