CALL OF DUTY ADVANCED WARFARE
The latest version of the long-running Call of Duity franchise, and the first to be developed by Sledehammer Games, Advanced Warfare brings a fresh spin on an old formula, some very nice visuals along with it.
We test with all settings maxed out, Caching, Shader Preloading, and Super Sampling disabled, and at 1080p.
We see the A10 7870K take a strong lead against the others in average FPS, but the i5 still has the more stable frame rate, the difference isn’t huge but it is very noticeable. We again see the Pentium fall behind in this test, showing us that Dual cores are showing their age.
GRAND THEFT AUTO V
One of the most highly-anticipated releases for PC, GTA V is the latest installment of Rockstar’s long-running genre-defining open-world shooter, and it is their most graphically demanding title yet! With a massive city that’s brought to life with immense detail.
We test on “Very High” with all “Advanced Graphics” and MSAA options turned off with FXAA enabled, and at 1080p.
Like we have seen in previous testing the Pentium simply does not run this game well, it is a stuttery mess. The i5 though takes the lead with a 60% lead in average FPS and its minimum 1% variance is beat by 15 frames. If you are planning on upgrading to a beefy video card, the A10 may not be the best option for GTA V.
THE WITCHER 3
The Witcher 3 is definitely one of the most highly anticipated game releases this year, and as the follow-up to developer CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 2 – which was one of the most graphically intense PC game when it was released – it has some big shoes to fill.
Here we see the i5 showing its superiority, beating the A10 by 40% on the minimums. The i5 gave the best experience, although The Witcher 3 runs best with a slight overclock.