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Intel Core i5-9600K Review: A Mid-Range Gamer's CPU

Shadow Of War and Project CARS 2

Middle-earth: Shadow Of War

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Shadow of War leans heavier on graphics resources than host processing, so we don't see much difference between the fastest and slowest CPUs. We test at 1920 x 1080, and at a high-enough resolution, most games are indeed limited by your GPU. Plan accordingly if you're running into a bottleneck.

Project CARS 2

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Although Project CARS 2 is purportedly optimized for threading, clock rates have the greatest effect on this title's frame rates. The test pool splits into two distinct groups with Intel processors up top and Ryzen CPUs at the bottom.


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  • PrinceTexasLoaf
    Nice cpu it seems to have better single core if I'm not mistaken
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  • Tobias Claren
    How high can I overclock with intel boxed cooler?
    Or a cooler that fits in a mini itx case lake Silverstone Raven or similar (12 litres or less)?
    Reply