Pentium D 820 and i945G/P Chipset Showcase

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Unreal Tournament 2004 & Doom 3

In our final round of testing, we loaded up two popular gaming titles to further test each CPU.  By reducing the image quality to its lowest possible level, we effectively remove the effects of the video card rendering load from the test, isolating performance to CPU and Memory.

Unreal Tournament 2004 and Doom 3
DirectX 8 & OpenGL Gaming Performance

In both tests, it's all about the clock speed and low latency cache, when comparing the three Pentium processors.  The Pentium 630 topped both runs while the 2.8GHz Pentium 820 was the slowest of the three.  The Athlon 64 3200+ made a very strong showing, handily beating out all three Pentiums in each test.  This wasn't too surprising, as gaming tests are typically a strongpoint for AMD cores these days.

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