3D Games: World in Conflict
Only at 1920 x1200 is a slight drop in performance seen with the overclocked Phenom II processors, indicating that the Radeon HD 4870 is our limiting factor. The remaining average frame rates seem almost completely CPU-limited.
Note that even at nearly 3.4 GHz, the Athlon 7750 BE is not very impressive in this test, offering 10 FPS less performance than the overclocked E5200’s frame rates in the SBM series.
Enabling 4x AA and 16x AF puts a hurt on the Radeon HD 4870, and at the lowest resolution tested, only the overclocked Phenom IIs remained above 40 FPS. Despite the obvious GPU limitation, we also see very clear CPU scaling all the way to 1920x1200.
Stepping up to the Radeon HD 4870 X2 provides only a small benefit at 1920x1200. Let’s enable eye candy to see if there is a legitimate reason to want a Radeon HD 4870 X2 for this game.
Sure enough, the HD 4870 X2 flexes its muscles when AA and AF are enabled, and barely takes any performance hit as resolution is raised.
- Building Our Benchmarked Boxes
- Test System Configuration and Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage, Sandra XII
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Unreal Tournament 3
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
- Benchmark Results: A/V Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Power Consumption
- Performance Summary And Evaluation
- Comparison To The $625 PC
- Comparison To The $1,250 PC