Testing – Gaming & Video
Gaming performance is normally more related to your video card, but we did run some tests to see if there was any change in performance when we overclocked our processor. First up is 3DMark’s Fire Strike benchmark.
Next up is 3DMark 11 which was run on the performance setting.
One of the biggest games to recently come out was Battlefield 4. We are adding it to our benchmarking suite. We have chosen a small scene that includes action and many shadows. The scene is below.
Using the Ultra preset at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 we run this sequence 3 times and using Fraps we record our framerates. Below are the results.
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.