AMD Phenom X4 9350e and 9950 BE Debut

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Gaming: Crysis and F.E.A.R.

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis and F.E.A.R. When testing processors with Crysis or F.E.A.R., 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 F.E.A.R.
Taking the GPU out of the Equation

Our gaming benchmarks mirror much of what we have seen up to this point.  The Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition proved to be AMD's most potent CPU to date in both the F.E.A.R. and Crysis benchmarks.  The lower-clocked Phenom X4 9350e, however, trailed its higher clocked competition.

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