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.
We ran Comanche 4 at four different resolutions and believe it or not at all resolutions we were CPU limited! The Core Duo Processor T2600 scored 78 frames per second across the board, but that couldn’t touch the 105 frames per seconds that the Core 2 Duo Processor T7600 hit home. This is a 27 frame per second difference, which is good for a 34.6% performance boost in this CPU restricted benchmark. Comance 4 is an old game,and doesn’t support dual-core processors (SMP), but I still love it for reasons like this.