The Comanche 4 benchmark demo is a unique benchmark as it represents a real-world gaming experience. It contains the single player Eagle’s Talon mission from the game as well as a detailed cinematic. This DirectX 8.1 benchmark demo measures your system’s performance in the standard frames per second format. This game is very old, but even today it is one of the best gaming benchmarks to show raw CPU performance.
At 1280×1024 with 4x Anti-Aliasing the 2.4GHz Conroe overtakes the 2.6GHz AM2 processor by nearly 12 frames per second.
Moving along to a resolution of 1600×1200 with 4x Anti-Aliasing we see the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6600 taking the win with another 12FPS lead over the AMD Athlon 64 5000+ AM2 processor. Since Comanche 4 is not GPU limited we can see what a difference the CPU makes at the two different resolutions.