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    Resolved Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to see how four cores perform against two in games, how much of a difference over clocking makes as well as how well Crossfire scales to add extra FPS. Almost all of the websites use ultra expensive motherboards/processors which I can't buy plus everyone ignores the budget processors for benching. I wanted to compare the cheapest new budget processor with the cheapest Quad available.

    Components used:

    Intel Q6600, Intel E5200, 2 HIS 4850's
    Motherboard = MSI P35 Platinum
    Ram = Corsair 2 GB DHX

    All tests were run at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with all settings on High/Max or Ultra.

    Misc Notes: My Crossfire tests were a bit crippled by the fact that the 2nd PCIx slot was X4 not X16 which resulted in the 2nd card performing at 86 % instead of 100 % at x16.

    In the Q6600 3.2 Ghz and E5200 3.8 Ghz benchmark the memory was under clocked to 640 from 800 for stability. Timings were kept at 4-4-4-12.


    On with the results !

    First we have the GPU and CPU intensive World in Conflict.




    Next Company of Hero's




    And last the Fantastic Devil May Cry 4 (which is Quad optimized)





    There you have it, my first effort at benching. Comments appreciated !
    Gaming System: Q6600 @ 3.2, Gigabyte P35C DS3R, 4 GB Corsair C4 DHX, XFX 260 216 BLACK, 150 GB Raptor, 500 GB WD, Corsair 620 HW. Samsung 2 MP 40inch M8. Cooler Master V8, Bose 5.1. Vista Ultimate 32.

    Work System: E5200 @ 3.6, MSI P35 Platinum, 2 GB Corsair C5, HIS 4850 Turbo, 1 TB HD, Zalman 8700, CoolerMaster Xtreme 500W, ViewSonic 2235VM. Vista Ultimate 32.

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Maybe if you kept clockspeeds at the same Mhz and posted one processors results right next to the other I could interpret the results.


    A for effort though.
    Last edited by Rivet; 09-26-2008 at 06:24 PM.

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Lol, maybe I could serve you pie too. Make a little effort and ignore two bars in between, I'm new to this

    Will keep it in mind next time.
    Gaming System: Q6600 @ 3.2, Gigabyte P35C DS3R, 4 GB Corsair C4 DHX, XFX 260 216 BLACK, 150 GB Raptor, 500 GB WD, Corsair 620 HW. Samsung 2 MP 40inch M8. Cooler Master V8, Bose 5.1. Vista Ultimate 32.

    Work System: E5200 @ 3.6, MSI P35 Platinum, 2 GB Corsair C5, HIS 4850 Turbo, 1 TB HD, Zalman 8700, CoolerMaster Xtreme 500W, ViewSonic 2235VM. Vista Ultimate 32.

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    It is a little bit hard to read because you have to cross reference but if you could have posted the lowest first then followed by the highest average

    Otherwise its not that bad.

    Good job
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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Yeah, low-to-high or high-to-low really helps on benches. It's easier to interpret a graph or chart when the data is sorted to answer the biggest question on your reader's minds, namely "what's the fastest?" I'd also recommend using the same graph style throughout.

    Nice work.

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGurkin View Post
    Yeah, low-to-high or high-to-low really helps on benches. It's easier to interpret a graph or chart when the data is sorted to answer the biggest question on your reader's minds, namely "what's the fastest?" I'd also recommend using the same graph style throughout.

    Nice work.
    Exactly but not just that it really would help show in this case at which points quads are faster
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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Thanks. At the request of some friends of mine I did some more testing and made a few more charts, this time as requested I kept the clock speeds and the ram timings at the exact same speed, kept it in correct order and made an additional chart for 1280x1024.

    This is as through as I can make it ! Hope you all find it useful.







    Gaming System: Q6600 @ 3.2, Gigabyte P35C DS3R, 4 GB Corsair C4 DHX, XFX 260 216 BLACK, 150 GB Raptor, 500 GB WD, Corsair 620 HW. Samsung 2 MP 40inch M8. Cooler Master V8, Bose 5.1. Vista Ultimate 32.

    Work System: E5200 @ 3.6, MSI P35 Platinum, 2 GB Corsair C5, HIS 4850 Turbo, 1 TB HD, Zalman 8700, CoolerMaster Xtreme 500W, ViewSonic 2235VM. Vista Ultimate 32.

    Lappy: Acer 5920 G. Core 2 Duo 7300, 2GB, 8600M GT, 250 GB HD, Dobly 5.1 Vista Premium.

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Excellent work, Abbas.

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    If benchmarks are run at the lowest possible resolution it will remove the gpu from the equation entirely and be totally cpu dependent. (Like at 640 x 480 you will see exactly how the two cpu's compare.)

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Thanks Rivet, appreciate the kudo's ! I'll host the graphs for as long as possible so that Google can pick it up for other people to help make up their mind.
    Gaming System: Q6600 @ 3.2, Gigabyte P35C DS3R, 4 GB Corsair C4 DHX, XFX 260 216 BLACK, 150 GB Raptor, 500 GB WD, Corsair 620 HW. Samsung 2 MP 40inch M8. Cooler Master V8, Bose 5.1. Vista Ultimate 32.

    Work System: E5200 @ 3.6, MSI P35 Platinum, 2 GB Corsair C5, HIS 4850 Turbo, 1 TB HD, Zalman 8700, CoolerMaster Xtreme 500W, ViewSonic 2235VM. Vista Ultimate 32.

    Lappy: Acer 5920 G. Core 2 Duo 7300, 2GB, 8600M GT, 250 GB HD, Dobly 5.1 Vista Premium.

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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet View Post
    If benchmarks are run at the lowest possible resolution it will remove the gpu from the equation entirely and be totally cpu dependent. (Like at 640 x 480 you will see exactly how the two cpu's compare.)
    Is that really true?

    I would like to see proof of that
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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Yes, frame rates go into the hundreds.


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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    It's true that lower resolutions isolate the cpu which is why you see allot of cpu benches with lower resolutions.

    In the case of a gpu limited situation increasing resolution alone will only increase the work load for the gpu since it has more pixels to calculate to draw the frames. While at lower resolutions the gpu can actually render the frames faster than the cpu can generate the data the gpu needs before rendering a frame.

    Hence you have gpu bound or cpu bound scenarios.

    This is also the reason you want a really powerful cpu when using SLI/CF, cards like the 4870x2 have enough rendering power that they can become cpu limited even at higher resolutions if the cpu doesn't have enough ass to keep up.
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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by highoctane View Post
    This is also the reason you want a really powerful cpu when using SLI/CF, cards like the 4870x2 have enough rendering power that they can become cpu limited even at higher resolutions if the cpu doesn't have enough ass to keep up.
    I believe that is Known as Bottlenecking!
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    Re: Q6600 vs E5200 Game Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Vear Heart View Post
    I believe that is Known as Bottlenecking!
    DUH, its still a cpu bound situation no matter what term you want to coin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_bound
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