Testing was performed at 1920×1200 and 2560×1600 with 4x anti-aliasing and 4x anisotropic filtering. All game options were set to very high.
Once again although the engine never uses more than a few cores, the clock per clock efficiency of the Nehalem EP means it is normally a few frames per second ahead of the others. Skulltrail is once again second place.
Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue in the new boards. Since then though Intel launched (along with some lower spec models) the Core i7-4790K, a model which sits at the top of their mainstream platform. Today we see how it compares to various other models when installed on Gigabytes Z97X Gaming 5 and paired with PowerColors new dual core 290X Devil 13.
AMD AM1 Platform - Athlon 5350 Review
Yesterday AMD launched their latest high end GPU, the R9 295X2, a £1000/$1500 monster of a product which offered flawless gaming performance at 1080p and impressive performance at 4K resolutions. For the limited consumers who can afford (or need) it...