Contemporary games cannot yet boast the ability to fully load any number of computational cores available to them. Therefore, six-core Phenom II X6 1055T processor working at 4.0 GHz is very often just a little ahead of the quad-core Phenom II X4 965 working at the same clock frequency. In situations like that six-core processor doesn’t look like the most optimal gaming choice as it yields to almost any Intel competitor out there. However, there are also a few opposite examples: Resident Evil 5 and Colin McRae: DiRT2. In these games overclocked six-core processor outperforms not only its quad-core fellow CPU, but also several Intel products as well. However, to be fair we have to say that quad-core Core i5-750 would still be the most attractive processor for those gamers who would like to have some overclocking in place. By the way, we could extend the same conclusion to the performance of our 200-dollar CPUs in nominal mode, too.