Don't mistake the PC version for being a port of the Xbox 360 game. The PC version has larger and different levels than those featured on the Xbox 360, as well as a different graphics engine and style of gameplay.
The game itself looks great and the intricate physics modelling seen in the single-player version is still active in the multiplayer version. There are all sorts of other interactions you'll encounter in multiplayer. For instance, aluminium cans litter the street and stepping on them not only kicks them around, but also creates a loud sound that may betray your presence to the enemy.
And here are the results done with the GRAW2 which in the lower resolutions is very CPU limited. A good example of what the processor / mainboard / memory can achieve here. Image Quality settings:
Edge Smoothing Anti Aliasing
16x Anisotropic Filtering
Dynamic shadows HIGH
A golden oldie in our test suite. Extremely CPU dependant is what GRAW2 really is in the lowest resolutions. It really likes Core i7 as you can see, which makes it precisely the opposite of what we have just spotted with the COD4 tests. None the less, it's really good performance.
And to prove my point that GRAW2 is really CPU bound, check out that red (overclocked) line. The minute we overclock, we can see the overall framerate increase pretty fast.
But let's try a hot new game, Crysis WARHEAD, anyone?
AMD Phenom X4 945 and 955BE processor review|test Today AMD is releasing two processors in the Phenom II line-up, the Phenom II 955BE and the Phenom II X4 945 processor. Both processors can be considered and positioned in AMDs high-end segment, yet will be priced friendly. Yields are good, clock frequencies go up, performance goes up. And that's nice as the Phenom II series processors offer great performance for the money you have to lay down on the table. AMD Phenom series processors are slowly ripening, and are aging like fine wine (they get even better over time). Guru3D brings you an in-depth performance review and architectural overview on both these processors. Oh yea .. and we'll overclock the living daylights out of it as well.
AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720BE review (AM3) A test on AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720BE review socket AM3 processors. Socket AM3 Phenom II processors. Processors that are pretty much the same as the Socket AM2+ processors yet now with a DDR3 memory controller. DDR3 memory will allow the overall performance of the platform (your PC) to gain again a little in speed. Over the next few pages we'll tell you all about these new processors, their specifications and of course will check out performance.
AMD Phenom II X4 920 and 940 review test AMD Phenom II 940 and 920 test. AMD releases the new Phenom II processors. Now manufactured at a much smaller fabrication processes, 45 nanometer, and has different amounts of cache. The result... their processors can now run at 3.0 GHz fairly easy, run cool and still have enough headroom for a nice tweak or two. Pretty significant, pretty interesting.