Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review
|Date:||Tue, Jun 09, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Crysis Warhead updates and refines the gameplay of Crysis through a side story plot involving Psycho, one of previous protagonist Nomad's allies. The game is a parallel story that follows Sergeant Michael "Psycho" Sykes, a character from the original Crysis, as he faces his own trials and challenges on the other side of the island during the time period of the first game. It features new fully customizable weapons, vehicles and enemies, along with new multiplayer content. It also showcases a new, enhanced and optimized version of Cry Engine 2.
Playing in “Gamer” mode automatically sets resolution to 1280x1024 and optimizes the other settings around this resolution. We ran the HOC benchmark utility with high image quality settings to benchmark Crysis Warhead at both 1280x1024 and 1920x1200 resolutions.
Benchmark Results with a GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card: Crysis Warhead is tough on video cards with the image quality settings cranked up to high as you can see in the charts above, but the CPU in the system clearly plays an important role as well. The higher the resolution the more GPU limited the system comes, so the performance between the processors is not as great. Actually, you can see how the test system is GPU limited by the GeForce GTX 295 in this game as the performance hits a wall even though the clock frequency of the CPU was increased when looking at the performance difference between the Core i7-965 to the Core i7-975.
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Page 1 - Core i7 Gets A Speed Bump
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 4 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 5 - Sony Vegas 8.0c
Page 6 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 7 - Cinebench R9.5
Page 8 - Cinebench R10
Page 9 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 10 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 11 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 12 - World in Conflict
Page 13 - Crysis Warhead
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - Overclocking
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions