The 990FX Chipset Arrives: AMD And SLI Rise Again

Benchmark Results: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DX11)

Chalk up another title able to show Intel’s platform outperforming AMD’s. Ultimately, though, anti-aliasing is the equalizer at each tested resolution.

Clear and measurable performance gaps separate our Core i5-2400/Z68 and Phenom II X4 980/990FX machines at 1680x1050, 1920x1080, and 2560x1600 without AA turned on. Factor in anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering, though, and there’s really little difference at any of those three resolutions.

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  • Jay_83
    Disappointing. Kinda like preloading a Steam game before launch- you get stuff you that's not much good for anything until the real show hits the road.
    Here's hoping (against hope?) Bulldozer exceeds expectations. A bit of a price and performance war would do Intel some good.
  • uksnapper
    I was hoping for 6 memory slots so I guess I will have to wait for more M/Bs to come on stream
  • codefuapprentice
    I'll be interested to see what the bulldozer is capable of when its completed.
    I'm not rushing out to buy a new machine any time soon as i'm still enjoying using my PII 955BE machine (790GX based)
  • Anonymous
    Asus are releasing BIOS updates to support AM3+ chips in some of their AM3 motherboards (like my M4A89GTD PRO) - would be interested in a comparison of this with a 'proper' AM3+ motherboard (with SB950, I think), once the Zambezi chips come out.