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Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Hardware News |

Intel vs AMD CPU tested with games and background tasks

Intel vs AMD CPU tested with games and background tasks

I must confess that I disagree with virtually all of the methodology followed by the industry as to how to make a review, so that the few reviews I’ve done for CHW, do not follow rules like using an operating system completely clean, no services , with power saving options disabled, without vital utilities running in the background as a firewall, antivirus anti-virus/spyware/malware, etc..

As an example I can mention some of the few reviews I’ve done for CHW (such as microprocessor FX-8350 , or some analysis system utilities and WoW: MoF and F1 2012 ) all performed with many utilities and services running on background to reflect the typical configuration of the average user.

I am pleased to see that other websites are beginning to break the mold set by the industry to the reviews, one of which is Games Hardware (PCGH), which has published a very interesting and refreshing review, which tested various microprocessors and APUs and AMD, running games while performing tasks in the background.

To reduce the size and complexity of the graphics have abbreviated description of the background tasks as follows:

  • T1: Minimum load in the background.
  • T2: Download Steam in the background.
  • T3: Convert images in the background.
  • T4: HD running in the background processing 2 threads.
  • T5: x264 HD background processing running 4 threads.

First we have the evidence made the game The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, a classic representative of the older generation of games, known for its high dependence on mono-thread:

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* Note: HT = HyperTreading on / No HT = Hyperthreading disabled.

Finally we have Crysis 3, considered by many a representative of new generation games which depends greatly on the largest number of processing threads that can run the microprocessor:

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Cone shown in the tests, as the demand increases the background tasks, the of the foreground task (in this case the tested sets) is decreased to a greater or lesser extent depending on the number of threads which is capable of simultaneously processing the microprocessor.

Of all the tests conducted by PCGH, it is very interesting that made ​​the microprocessor i7-3770K ‘Ivy Bridge-DT “, which shows that the improved dynamic data structure (HyperThreading performance benefits relative to that of previous generations of Intel) represents a substantial improvement in performance for both single-threaded and multi-threaded, distancing much other quad-core microprocessors, including his younger brother Core i5.

Another case in point is the Core i3-3220 dual-core HyperThreading which simply can not do miracles to achieve equate difference represents have 4 physical cores of his older brothers.

The AMD FX-8350 microprocessor emerged victorious in these tests, a factor that does not surprise me at all, since it is the only one of the CPUs tested that is capable of running 8 threads simultaneously actual processing.

We recommend recisar the full review in PC Games Hardware.

Link: CPU-Multitasking im Test: AMD FX und vor i5 Intel Core i7 (PC Games Hardware)

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