AMD Value Platform Analysis Part 3:Athlon II X2 250 vs Phenom II X2 550
Race Driver: GRID is the latest addition to the TOCA Touring Car series by Codemasters. GRID is a hybrid between arcade and simulator of mainly road racing that consists of 43 cars featuring very fast racing, awesome graphics, along with a great damage model that leads to some of the most fantastic crashes we have seen in a game. There are several types of competitions for different cars: GT races, open wheel races, demolition derbies, etc. There are also several tracks from different countries, including Japan, the United States and European tracks, such as Le Mans and Spa Francorchamps. A track racing through the streets of Milan is also available.
I use the GRID Demo for the benchmark. I take the first place in the first lap and use the second lap for benchmarking purposes.
Here are the settings we used:
GRID is the first game in our benchmark suite to see some sizeable gains from the extra cache on the Phenom II. Gains are bigger at a lower CPU limited resolution i.e. 1280×1024.
very detailed, this is something i have been looking for since i’m in the market for building a budget gaming machine.
Thanks … I was wondering about the same,
I may now choose X2 240 and go in for better chipset n gpu. Thanks… a lot!!