Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz - Real-World Gaming Benchmarks

Article Index
Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz
Athlon 6000+ Processors Specs and Overclocking
Test Systems and Memory Benchmarks
Synthetic CPU Testing
Synthetic CPU Tests - Continued...
Video and Audio Encoding Benchmarks
Photoshop CS2, Ultima Online and WinRAR
3DMark 2005 and 2006 Benchmarks
Real-World Gaming Benchmarks
Final Thoughts, Conclusion and Value

Real-World Gaming:

In this last slough of tests we take a look at some in-game performance from F.E.A.R., Half-Life 2: Lost Coast (no HDR), Oblivion and Quake 4.  All of these games were ran using the maximum CPU settings (if applicable) and medium-high graphics settings to re-create real world gaming.  The results are taken from FRAPS after many consistent level run-through scenarios.

F.E.A.R.
Results in FPS - Higher is Better

 

 HalfLife2 Lost Coast
Results in FPS - Higher is Better

 

 Oblivion
Results in FPS - Higher is Better

 

  

Quake 4
Results in FPS - Higher is Better

 

Game tests showed similar results as all the other tests.  Most of the time the mid-range Core 2 Duo E6600 takes out the high-end AMD Athlon 64 6000+ X2 even when the AMD processor is clocked higher.  The tables have sure turned from the early days of the Athlon 64 when compared to the Pentium 4 Northwood.

On the last page we'll wrap things up with some final thoughts and a conclusion.