Intel Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” Processor Review

Testing – Video & Gaming
Normally with gaming you are not going to see a large increase in performance when upgrading a CPU. This is because your GPU is going to be doing most of the work. We are going to start with synthetic tests, up first is the latest release of 3DMark. We ran the Fire Strike benchmark on the extreme setting.

3dmark-fire

Up next is 3DMark 11 which was run on the extreme setting.

3dmark11

You can see that the tests are very close, but the big difference is in the Physics scores.

Finally onto a real game, Alien vs. Predator. 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.

avp

As you can see there really is not much difference when it comes to gaming.

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