Notice the spike at the beginning of the test run; it happens on each and every CPU. You can feel the hitch while playing. Apparently, the game is loading some data for the area we're about to enter. Faster CPUs tend to reduce the size of the spike.
Doh! The FPS and 99th percentile results don't track again. Is he going to give us another lecture about frame latencies?
Nah. You get the idea. The Pentium G2120 again pays the price for being the only dual-threaded contestant.
Another thing worth noting is how closely packed the various CPUs are at the 99th percentile. At that one point, at least, there's little practical difference between the fastest Core i7 and the two Trinity APUs.
Ooh! Ooh! Look at the curve for the A10 versus the FX-4170. (The A10 largely overlaps with the FX-8150.) The A10 delivers lower latencies from the 50th to the 80th percentiles or thereabouts. Could be a Piledriver IPC improvement spotted in the wild, perhaps. Hush, kids, and enjoy the view. Also, I'm still geeking out over the fine differences between the curves for various speed grades of Intel processors.
All of the CPUs are pretty competent, if you boil it down to our indicator of badness. The exception, of course, is the Pentium G2120. Perhaps we didn't ask nicely enough.
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