DDR3 at Last It has been a difficult time for both AMD and Intel, affected as they are by falling demand resulting from the current economic 'gloom and doom'. Intel reported dismal revenues for...
AMD may hope that its X3 720 could compete against the Intel dual-core but in games, it was not able to cut it despite its 2.8GHz clock. The dual-cores have higher clocks and they were simply better overall here in Crysis and World in Conflict. In fact, these dual-cores performed better than Phenom II X4 CPUs. More heavily multi-threaded games may help to narrow the gap between the Intel dual-core and the X3 but we're not betting on it.
Since we do not have the scores for the Q9300 and Q6600 using a GeForce GTX 260, we have replaced that with the QX9650, a much faster processor no doubt as a reference. However, we could see here that the very competitive Intel dual-cores beating even the QX9650 in World in Conflict.