Another game, another win for AMD. This victory is far less decisive, though. We’re going to need to see the variance numbers to better-determine the solution with the smoother experience.
AMD’s A10-5800K keeps its nose just above 30 FPS, through most of the benchmark (even if it dips more than the Core i7-4770K at other points). Meanwhile, HD Graphics 4600 tanks at the very end of this test, hovering just over 20 FPS. That’s not conducive to a smooth experience.
Everything starts and stays under 30 FPS. Even at this game’s most entry-level detail settings, 1920x1080 isn’t in the cards for integrated graphics.
All three of the top processors exhibit worst-case variance between consecutive frames that we’d expect gamers to notice. With that said, Ivy Bridge and Haswell fare best, followed by AMD’s Trinity design.
- Haswell Turns Into Intel's Fourth-Gen Core Architecture
- HD Graphics 4600: 3D And Quick Sync
- HD Graphics 4600: Impressive OpenCL
- HD Graphics 4600: Battlefield 3
- HD Graphics 4600: BioShock Infinite
- HD Graphics 4600: Hitman: Absolution
- HD Graphics 4600: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- HD Graphics 4600: World of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria
- Intel 8-Series Chipsets: Z87 Is Nice
- Overclocking Haswell: You’ll Pay For That
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Results: Synthetics
- Results: Adobe CS6
- Results: Content Creation
- Results: Productivity
- Results: Compression Apps
- Results: Media Encoding
- Power Consumption
- Core i7-4770K: Did I Shave My Legs For This?