Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0
Aliens vs. Predator
Version and / or Patch Used: Standalone Benchmark
Gaming performance is interesting. While Aliens vs Predator doesn't tell us much, you can see under 3DMark 11 that when we're in the less intensive Performance preset, the overall performance is quite far behind. That's due to the fact that we're hitting a wall with our CPU.
Overclocking helps bring some more breathing room to the table, and you can see the Performance score sees a nice jump. Overall, we're still behind our other processors. However, when we move to the Extreme preset, you can see all our setups perform quite close to each other. This is due to the fact that the pressure is more on the video card than the CPU.
Power draw on the new processors looks good; the idle is strong, and you can see overclocking does little to overall load. With a 53w TDP, we don't expect extremely high numbers anyway.
Temperature numbers are really good. Out of the box, you can see they're very reasonable, and overclocking is also great. It's great to see it not shoot up to the 90c mark like we see the K series processors do. Of course, we'd be disappointed if we had those kinds of temperatures, since we don't have that kind of performance.
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