|AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU HDZ965FBGIBOX|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by Mathew Williams|
|Thursday, 13 August 2009|
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Devil May Cry 4 Gaming
Devil May Cry 4 is one of the newest additions to Benchmark Reviews' testing suite. Fortunately for us, Capcom recognized the community's interest in hardware testing and included a built in benchmarking tool with this game. In fact, it is even included it in the demo. The benchmarking tool runs through four different scene, all of which I highly recommend watching. However, for the purposes of our review, we only report the scores of the most challenging tests: scenes 2 and 4.
Similar to the Crysis gaming benchmarks, we will start testing DMC 4 at lower settings to reduce the impact of GPU limitations. From there, we'll slowly increase resolution and quality settings until we reach the limit of our HD 4870.
Scene two of our Devil May Cry 4 benchmark is a bit unpredictable. At the lower resolution, we see a nice trend with the Phenom II X4 965 and 955 taking the lead. However, at higher resolutions, the results are mixed and X4 965 falls behind. Let's see if scene four can clear things up.
Scene four is a little more consistent. Here, the X4 965 manages to pull ahead of the pack in the low resolution test. Still, the scores even out at higher resolutions and settings as we reach the limit of our video card.