Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Processor Review

Gaming Testing
For gaming testing we are going to be testing three different games and their in-game benchmarks. The will ensure that all of the tests are the same. Again these benchmarks mostly rely on your video card rather than your CPU.

BioShock Infinite was released in 2013 and follows veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt. He has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. The game has a built-in benchmarking tool and we used the Ultra setting at a resolution of 1920 x 1080.


Sleeping Dogs came out at the end of 2012 and is an open world game where you are an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads. This game also has a built-in benchmark. It was run on Extreme with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

sleeping dogs

Our last game test is Alien vs. Predator. Using DirectX11 and high quality textures, combined with ambient occlusion, tessellation and hardware-intensive anti-aliasing, it utilizes much of what your GPU can do in order to test your hardware effectively. When configuring Alien Vs. Predator, we used the following settings: Textures: Very High, Shadows: High, Anisotropic Filtering: 16x, SSAO: On, Tessellation: On, DX11 Advanced Shadows: On, MSAA: 0x.


As you can see there is not much difference between the processors when it comes to playing the latest games.

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