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 800 x 600 with the sound disabled the overclocked Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 running at 2.68GHz spanked the stock clocked processor with it’s 1.86GHz clock frequency. The reason we run old benchmarks like Comance 4 is because how well they show processor differences. In this case we overclocked our E6300 by 44% and low and behold when benchmarking in Comanche 4 we see exactly a 44% difference in the frame rate. Comanche 4 is an older DirectX 8.1 game that is clearly CPU and not GPU limited.