AMD FX-8150 Black Edition 8-Core Processor vs Core i7-2600K Review
F1 2011 was tested at 1920×1080 with 8xAA, 16x anisotropic filtering and in game settings at their maximum level. DirectX 11 was enabled.
It seems that the AMD CPU outperforming the Intel equivalent is becoming a trend and in F1 2011 the gap in performance is the biggest yet. Our average framerates increases by 6fps with the minimum and maximum also increasing.
Here is an example of the image quality offered by our Sapphire card at the tested settings.
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.
PowerColor offer their own branded version of the liquid cooled R9 295 X2… and now for those who want a similar level of framerate they have their air cooled dual core R9 290X with Devil 13 branding. Today we take a look at this R9 290X2 to see what Powercolor can do with their custom design card in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and GRID Autosport at 4K resolution.