The results indicate that the new LGA1156 Lynnfield processors boast the best gaming potential among all tested mainstream solutions. It even comes to the point when Core i5-750 processor working in nominal mode (with enabled Turbo Boost technology) easily outpaces Phenom II X4 965 processor overclocked to 4.0 GHz. Unfortunately, this is pretty sad for AMD proving one more time that Stars (K10) microarchitecture is inevitably becoming outdated.
The new AMD flagship solution doesn’t look too good against the Core 2 Quad Q9400 either. Overclocking allows this LGA775 processor to leave behind the system with Phenom II X4 965 overclocked to its maximum. The new AMD CPUs can perform relatively well against its competitors only in nominal mode. However, even here Phenom II X4 965 outperforms only Core 2 Quad Q9400, which is one of the previous generation solutions, which are now being replaced with the new faster LGA1156 processors.