Low-Res Gaming: Crysis and ETQW
For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. When testing processors with Crysis or ET:QW, 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.
We decided to pair the new Phenom II X2 555 and Athlon II X2 635 to an AMD IGP for this round of testing, and as a result, the relatively limited performance of the 785G's integrated GPU hold the processor back in both game tests. Not much to see here, other than the fact that AMD's IGP outpaces the Intel HD graphics in the ETQW test and essentially ties with it in Crysis.