AMD Carrizo Part 2: A Generational Deep Dive into the Athlon X4 845 at $70by Ian Cutress on July 14, 2016 9:00 AM EST
No graphics tests are complete without some input from Codemasters and the EGO engine, which means for this round of testing we point towards GRID: Autosport, the next iteration in the GRID and racing genre. As with our previous racing testing, each update to the engine aims to add in effects, reflections, detail and realism, with Codemasters making ‘authenticity’ a main focal point for this version.
GRID’s benchmark mode is very flexible, and as a result we created a test race using a shortened version of the Red Bull Ring with twelve cars doing two laps. The car is focus starts last and is quite fast, but usually finishes second or third. Both the average and minimum frame rates are recorded.
For this test we used the following settings with our graphics cards:
|GRID: Autosport Settings|
|Low GPU||Integrated Graphics||1920x1080||Medium|
|ASUS R7 240 1GB DDR3|
|Medium GPU||MSI GTX 770 Lightning 2GB||1920x1080||Maximum|
|MSI R9 285 Gaming 2G|
|High GPU||ASUS GTX 980 Strix 4GB||1920x1080||Maximum|
|MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G|
It would seem that GRID is a repeat of Grand Theft Auto: for AMD cards that are mid-to-high end, the Athlon X4 845 performs at the top of the class, whereas for the NVIDIA cards, performance would suggest to chose the Pentium CPU.
The minimum frame rate results also get the same result: AMD + AMD or Intel + NVIDIA.