Gaming Benchmark – Battlefield 3 & COD MW3
While most games are dependent on raw GPU power for its handling, it’s also important to point out that the new game engines of today will take advantage of Multi Core CPUs.
Battlefield 3 is the spiritual sequel to the vaunted BF2 first person shooter, including large combat maps and a range of vehicles and infantry classes. BF3 features the powerful Frostbite 2 DirectX 11 engine which allows for enhanced destructible environments, advanced physics, and “realtime” radiosity. We crank up the image quality settings to Ultra, which can be very tough on graphics cards.
In BF3 we see here that the FX-8350 performed much better than the Intel chip. We saw a 35% improvement here and BF3 really took advantage of its piledriver architecture and proved that more cores sometimes does mean more performance.
Call of Duty: MW3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the latest installment in the legendary first person shooter franchise, taking you back to the action where its predecessor left off, fighting across the globe against terrorist plots. Though the engine is looking dated with only DX9 graphics, and it lacks the advanced features of its contemporaries, it does feature striking lighting and contrasts. It is also more accessible to a wider range of less powerful cards. We have the image quality settings set to maximum.
We ran COD in Campaign mode so the frame rates surely would be higher than multi-play. Here we see that AMD also performed better with 175 FPS. This was 17% better than Intel.