Benchmarking with Doom 3 and Half-Life 2
Another way to measure CPU performance is to run a series of gaming benchmarks with low resolution settings. When we reduce rendering resolution and effects detail on the graphics card, it drops the demand on the graphics subsystem tremendously, essentially taking it out of the equation. This, in turn, means the overall scores are more representative of CPU and Memory performance, which is our focus in this review.
Both timedemos performed best with both Sempron processors, while the faster Celeron D lagged 25 FPS with Doom 3 and 29 FPS with the Half-Life 2 test.