Far Cry Primal, GTA: V & Hitman
Far Cry Primal
Tuning provided small average frame rate boosts to Intel's six-core Coffee Lake-based CPUs. Meanwhile, Core i7-8086K only offered a slight advantage versus the less expensive eighth-gen Core i7s.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V favors Intel architectures and, more generally, multi-core designs with high clock rates.
The stock and overclocked Core i7-8086K yielded a small advantage over the Core i7-8700K.
Our Hitman benchmark was rendered almost useless by a patch that imposed a 90 FPS cap on performance. A few weeks ago, though, a subsequent update restored our Hitman test to its prior glory.
With the frame cap removed, Intel's overclocked processors hit a performance ceiling that may be imposed by available graphics horsepower.
Shifting focus to the stock configurations, Intel's six-core CPUs were clearly faster than last generation's quad-core flagship.
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