The results in CoD are telling for one reason: this is perhaps the most processor-bound game in our suite, so the fact that performance differences are minimal sets the tone for the rest of our gaming tests.
Of course, the largest gaps are visible at 1280x1024. All three 4 GHz platforms are fairly similar, though. The only laggard is the 2.4 GHz Xeon, though by the time we hit 2560x1600, the impetus is on the graphics card to deliver more speed.
Adding anti-aliasing to the equation tightens things up even more, and now we see parity at 1920x1200, with just a bit of variance at 1680x1050.
- Meet The Xeon E5620
- Overclocking Intel’s Xeon
- The Contenders
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (DX9)
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power And Heat
- Efficiency And Value Analysis