AnandTech has done a comprehensive review
on CPU performance in DOOM3. The rest of the article covers the differences between many different models of processors. The big news, though, can be seen in the chart below.
I know from our recent poll that many of you are considering an upgrade for the newer games like Doom 3 and HL2. If so, you might want to read through this article on the different CPU's first. AnandTech has a recommendation in the mid-range price CPU's.
Making our way further down the chart we see that the Athlon 64 3000+ is quite possibly the best buy for excellent Doom 3 performance, weighing in right between the two Extreme Edition processors at less than 20% of the cost of those chips.
I wonder if the results will be similar for HL2. If AMD performs better on HL2 as well, they may have a real winning processor line on their hands -- at least as far as the gaming crowd is concerned.
|Sunday, August 08, 2004