Intel Unleashes Conroe: X6800 and E6700 Reviewed

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F.E.A.R. and Far Cry

Sierra; F.E.A.R w/ v1.0.2 patch:

F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon) is a first-person close-quarters combat game for the PC. The story begins when a paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, and the government responds by sending in Special Forces. The group loses contact with the government when an eerie signal interrupts radio communications–and when that interference subsides moments later, the team has been destroyed. That’s where you come in. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, your mission is simple: eliminate the intruders at any cost, determine the origin of the signal, and contain the potential crisis before it gets out of control.

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Unlike  our Quake 4 results, our F.E.A.R. results show us that our scores are affected by the changes in resolution.  By while each cpu’s scores are affected, the outcomes of how each cpu did against the others remained the same as the X6800 took top honors, followed by the E6700, the FX-62, 5000+, and bringing up the rear is the 965EE.  This was the scenario at each resolution. 

Ubisoft; Far Cry v1.33

Far Cry is another super popular FPS title that seriously taxes your systems graphics. We used the HardwareOC Far Cry Benchmark v1.4.2 to benchmark the game and ran Ubisoft Regulator demo three times and averaged the score to get the results for the chart below.

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Our Far Cry results also show ua just how powerful these Core 2 Duo cpus are.  Even the “lowly” E6700 comes in at 23-30 fps faster that the closest AMD cpu.  Of course the X6800 fairs even better with an amazing lead averaging 34fps over the FX-62.  Once again, our scores did not vary too much with changes in resolution, but the results are consistant at each resolution.

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