CPU selection AMD versus Intel?
Deus Ex:IW uses a modified <strong>Unreal Warfare</strong> engine. Now, in every benchmark and analysis I can find, recent AMD processors (including the AMD FX-51 versus the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition) beat Intel implementations for running Unreal based games.
Recent articles (Toms, Xbit, Anand, etc..) show, yet again, the AMD top hardware besting the Intel top hardware by a significant margin when it comes to running Unreal 2003.
So the question is, does AMD hardware run Deus Ex:IW better than Intel hardware? I am running an Intel 3.06ht @ 3.35 w/ an ATI 9700 Pro, and honestly, the framerates aren't winning any awards above 1024x768. My specs:
Intel Pentium 4 3.06 @ 3.35ghz (FSB=144, stock Vcore)
Gigabyte 8PE667 MB (i845PE chipset, might snag an Abit IC7 for dual channel lovin')
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @ 337.5/337.5
1gb Corsair XMS3500 @ 2-2-6-1 (512mb x 2)
Sony GDM-F520 Monitor
3DMark2001SE (b330) = 16,778
3DMark2003SE (b340) = 5,332
Catalyst 3.9 Drivers
I would like to hear some FRAPS results from those running AMD hardware @ various resolutions and any other notes of interest.