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AMD Athlon FX-60 vs. X2 3800+ - Game Performance Compared

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Apr 10, 2006 4:00 am

High Quality AA and AF


In our High Quality tests we bump the Antialiasing (AA) and Anisotropic Filtering (AF) up causing the card(s) to be put under more load.


This usually helps us remove the CPU limitation. We are using 8 x AA and 16 x AF. Since we are using such high-end cards our AA and AF tests while not only being bumped up in quality are moving to 1600 x 1200 to remove the processor limitation as much as possible.


AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-60, 2.6 GHz Athlon 64 (ADAFX60CDBOX) AMD Processor in a Box (PIB)



With AA and AF on we really begin to stress the system and the FX-60 gets an increase of over 10% when compared to the X2.



3DMark06 also sees more then a 10% increase in scores with the FX-60 well and truly getting past 7000 marks.



Half Life 2 without AA and AF saw large increases at both resolutions, when we really put the stress on the system the FX-60 was faster as expected but not hugely like our other tests.



Doom 3 didn't see major increases with the processor overclock but here the difference is significantly smaller.


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