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I finally got around to playing Guild Wars 2 today. My performance wasn't too stellar using the highest settings. I did some poking around and ran across this chart today. It compares CPU core performance normalized at 3.0 GHz.

All I can say is ouch for Bulldozer. And a 15% increase for Piledriver doesn't seem like much. Sadly they didn't benchmark any of the Phenom CPUs. I know Llano uses the Phenom cores but lacks any L3 cache, iirc.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268-7.html
Edited by Castaa - 9/25/12 at 11:12pm
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Uhh, my bulldozer with with a 7850 averages 80-100fps

dips to 55 in Lions Arch and WvWvW.

Only setting disabled is post processing, and this is @ 1080p.
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I finally got around to playing Guild Wars 2 today. My performance wasn't too stellar using the highest settings. I did some poking around and ran across this chart today. It compares CPU core performance normalized at 3.0 GHz.
All I can say is ouch for Bulldozer. And a 15% increase for Piledriver doesn't seem like much. Sadly they didn't benchmark any of the Phenom CPUs. I know Llano uses the Phenom cores but lacks any L3 cache, iirc.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268-7.html
Normalized at 3.0 AKA "We took away bulldozer's only advantage (higher clocks)" and it loses. Stunning.
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Those the difference between the FX-4000 3.0 GHz is 4.0 GHz is 70%. You'd expect it to be no better than 33%. How is that even possible?

Which makes me wonder how they are benchmarking a MMO with no official built in benchmarking system. Since frame rate can vary significantly depending on the characters around you.
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Normalized at 3.0 AKA "We took away bulldozer's only advantage (higher clocks)" and it loses. Stunning.

LOL, +1
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Those the difference between the FX-4000 3.0 GHz is 4.0 GHz is 70%. You'd expect it to be no better than 33%. How is that even possible?
Which makes me wonder how they are benchmarking a MMO with no official built in benchmarking system. Since frame rate can vary significantly depending on the characters around you.
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Normalized at 3.0 AKA "We took away bulldozer's only advantage (higher clocks)" and it loses. Stunning.

Still, an 8-core significantly under performing a dual core CPU is embarrassing. Again, assuming this was benchmarked properly, and I do have my doubts.
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It's completely CPU bottlenecked hence the low numbers, and while it does show Intel performs significantly higher, it's pretty moot. Unless your gaming at at 1280 x 1024 whistle.gif
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The optimization/sabotage is 'bout as bad as Starcraft II. Ouch. Few other games are so Intel optimized like this. Granted, these results tested with an HD 7970 (I hate it when Tom's Hardware skewers us like this and expects us to reference off of unrealistic setups) which means the representation isn't as realistic for systems with midrange GPU setups where the CPU is not a bottleneck.

 

Luckily with the advent of HSA's easy coding we won't be seeing this much anymore and platforms can compare to each other more fairly once more. In fact we might end up seeing a reverse of this.... every app optimized for AMD, sabotaged for Intel because they don't have the same level of integration, support and ease of development.


Edited by xd_1771 - 9/26/12 at 1:17am
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The optimization/sabotage is 'bout as bad as Starcraft II. Ouch. Granted, these results tested with an HD 7970 (I hate it when Tom's Hardware skewers us like this and expects us to reference off of unrealistic setups) which means the representation isn't as realistic for systems with midrange GPU setups where the CPU is not a bottleneck.
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