Gaming Performance

The 3820 placed surprisingly low on our Dirt 3 graph, drifting almost 10fps behind the 2600K at 1920x1200. The 3960X was also slower than the 2600K, likely because of the higher latency quad-channel memory.

In Just Cause 2, the 3820 was basically on par with the 3960X, both of which were a tad slower than the 2600K.

Little changed in The Witcher 2: the 3820 fared a bit worse than the 3960X and both were outdone by the 2600K.

Again, the 3820 slipped to the center of Crysis 2's chart, behind the 3960X, 2600K and many other Intel processors.