AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review

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.

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

The additional 100MHz offered by the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition doesn't equate to a any significant gains in gaming performance over the 1090T, although it was a hair faster overall. Intel's Core 2010 processors--namely the i5-750 and i7-970--have significant performance advantages here.

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