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Gaming performance — continued

3DMark06
3DMark06 combines the results from its graphics and CPU tests in order to reach an overall score. Here's how the processors did overall and in each of those tests.

3DMark's four graphics tests are almost entirely GPU bound, even with our test systems' GeForce 7900 GTX graphics cards. The Core 2 chips gain their advantage in the overall 3DMark score by doing very well in the two CPU tests.