- Page 1 Intel Core i7 870 & Core i5 750 Review
- Page 2 The Science Bit Review
- Page 3 Power Consumption Review
- Page 4 MP3 Encoding Review
- Page 5 Image Editing and File Compression Review
- Page 6 3D Rendering Review
- Page 7 Video Encoding Review
- Page 8 Gaming Review
- Page 9 Test Setup Review
- Page 10 The Motherboard Review
- Page 11 The Chips Review
- Page 12 The Science Bit cont. Review
- Page 13 Results Analysis, Overclocking & Verdict Review
It’s arguable that for many of you, gaming performance will be of paramount interest when it comes to buying new parts for your PC. However, the simple fact of the matter is, if you have a powerful gaming PC, CPU performance is not going to be your bottleneck. So as long as you have a reasonably nippy dual, triple, or quad-core CPU, you’ll be fine. It’s for this reason we didn’t go to town with our game testing and have looked at just one game, Crysis.
We use scripting to run through a custom time demo, with frame rates recorded along the way. Each setting is run three times and an average taken to ensure a consistent and fair result. We used a ‘low’ graphical setting to demonstrate the effect a fast CPU can have when graphics card performance isn’t a bottleneck and then we used a ‘high’ setting to show the limited effect a fast CPU has when your graphics card is the bottleneck.
Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review. We use industry standard tests in order to compare features properly. We’ll always tell you what we find. We never, ever accept money to review a product. Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor.