Alien: Isolation

If first person survival mixed with horror is your sort of thing, then Alien: Isolation, based off of the Alien franchise, should be an interesting title. Developed by The Creative Assembly and released in October 2014, Alien: Isolation has won numerous awards from Game Of The Year to several top 10s/25s and Best Horror titles, ratcheting up over a million sales by February 2015. Alien: Isolation uses a custom built engine which includes dynamic sound effects and should be fully multi-core enabled.

Alien Isolation on ASUS GTX 980 Strix 4GB ($560)Alien Isolation on MSI R9 290X Gaming LE 4GB ($380)Alien Isolation on MSI GTX 770 Lightning 2GB ($245)Alien Isolation on MSI R9 285 Gaming 2GB ($240)

In al of our testing, aside from a couple of scores falling at the bottom depending on the CPU/GPU combo, all the CPUs perform similarly.

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  • 137ben - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    Excellent review. This is why I love AnandTech. Reply
  • Thatguy97 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    Best joke of the day Reply
  • Ratman6161 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    When you get around to a full blown overclocking test/review, I'm really hoping you will include the i3-7350K and not just the i7. Back in the day, it was all about buying a cheap CPU and making it perform like a more expensive one. Buying a top of the line i7 only to get a few hundred Mhz kind of takes the fun out of it. Reply
  • negusp - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    But the 7350k is an absolutely horrid CPU to test, when you can pick up an i5 for $15 more.

    We saw this with the G3528- 2 cores makes gaming absolutely shit.
  • evilpaul666 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    Do the new Kaby Lake chips turbo on all cores to their max turbo speed? I've seen that reported one or two places. Reply
  • pavag - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    Still on the same league than a decade old processor. Reply
  • AnnonymousCoward - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    1. The 2600K is only 5 years old.
    2. The 7700K is 50% faster.
  • silverblue - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    There is a 20% clock difference between the two, sure, but it's a fair point. Reply
  • fanofanand - Thursday, January 26, 2017 - link

    That isn't even close to being true. A decade ago the Q6600 was the new quad core chip, and the 7700K blows that out of the water. Unless you mean beer leagues and major leagues are both the same because they have the word league in them. Reply
  • Vazilious - Saturday, January 7, 2017 - link

    Why test a new CPU (an officially oc'ed skylake with a few more features) on years old hardware and software? R9 290x instead of an RX 480 and GTX 980 instead of a GTX 1080? Also why use windows 7? An OS where new CPUs are not supported. Reply

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