A third DirectX 11-class title rounds out our sample of games. And again, we see that CPU performance makes very little difference when you’re turning details up to the levels you’d want with a card like Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 480.
Even at its stock 2.4 GHz, the Xeon E5620 keeps pace with the three overclocked configurations. Clearly, if your only use for a PC is gaming, splurging on a high-end CPU and fancy cooling apparatus isn’t going to be your fast track to higher frame rates.
- 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