Originally Posted by Catscratch
Without this, you get anandtech bashing AMD and another site praising. Because anandtech will use dx9 games with ancient coding where intel shines and Other sites will show dx10-dx11 games where AMD shines or at least not much behind.
Anandtech benchmarked a newer, patched Skyrim and in windows 8.
If anandtech wanted to show pilerdriver in a bad way, they should have used an older (unpatched) version of Skyrim, which is what tomshareware seems to have done.
By the way, the reason why some old PC games perform poorly on modern cpu's is not only because of poor multi-threading, but also because many old game engines do not use modern cpu instructions (such as SSE3).
For example, recently, an unofficial patch was released for Thief 1/2/Gold which greatly improved frame rates. The game is still single-threaded but now, it uses newer cpu instructions instead of older, slower instructions.
Benchmarks show that AMD is still behind Intel in some real-time strategy games.
It does not make sense to me why piledriver performs very well in some games, and not so well in other games.
I wonder if there is a bottleneck in the bus.
Are there any gaming benchmarks of piledriver with an overclocked bus?Edited by Partol - 10/24/12 at 8:01pm