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System Specs & Notes

Please note for testing we used two different AMD and Intel test systems. The Intel Core i5 750 and AMD Phenom II X4 965 systems were coupled with a Radeon HD 5870 graphics card and were used to test maximum performance.

Then we moved on to compare integrated graphics performance using three different platforms. The first comprised of an Intel Core i3 530 (GMA HD graphics) and an Intel H55 motherboard. The second featured the AMD Athlon II X4 635 processor with an AMD 785G motherboard, and the third used the same AMD processor with the integrated graphics of the 890GX chipset.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Test System Specs
- AMD Phenom II X4 965 (3.40GHz)
- x2 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
- Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 (AMD 890GX)
- Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H (AMD 785G)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Radeon HD 5870 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- ATI Catalyst 10.2

AMD Athlon II X4 635 Test System Specs
- AMD Athlon II X4 635 (2.90GHz)
- x2 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
- Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 (AMD 890GX)
- Asus M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX)
- Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H (AMD 785G)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- ATI Catalyst 10.2

Core i5 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i5 750 (2.66GHz)
- x2 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
- Asus P7H55D-M EVO (Intel H55)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Radeon HD 5870 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- ATI Catalyst 10.2

Core i3 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i3 530 (2.93GHz)
- x2 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
- Asus P7H55D-M EVO (Intel H55)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- ATI Catalyst 10.2