AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core CPU Review

Low-Res Gaming: Crysis and ETQW

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis (DirectX) and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (OpenGL). When testing processors with Crysis or ET:QW, we drop the resolution to 1024x768, 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 place some load on the CPU rather than GPU.

Low-Resolution Gaming: Crysis and ET: Quake Wars
Taking the GPU out of the Equation

The performance trend in our low-res gaming tests is a repeat of most of the tests from the previous pages. In both Crysis and ET: Quake Wars, the new AMD FX-8350 offers significantly better performance than the previous-generation FX-8150 due to its architectural and frequency advantages. However, the FX-8350 still trails even the "slowest" of the Intel processors by a large margin in these game tests.

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