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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  • hapkiman - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - link

    I meant to say "tweaking" not tasking. Reply
  • dgingeri - Thursday, January 26, 2017 - link

    So, what happened to the article "Calculating Generational IPC Changes from Sandy Bridge to Kaby Lake"? I'd really like to see that. I know that upgrading from my 4790k (at 4.8GHz) is not going to be cost effective, but I'd like to see at which point it becomes cost effective. Reply
  • Curley - Sunday, January 29, 2017 - link

    I still haven't seen a significant performance improvement over my Core i7 990 Extreme @ 4.4GHZ to warrant an upgrade. Yes my neighbor's Core i7 4790K starts faster but the 990x still meets or beats it in most benchmarks and games. Reply
  • maincpa77 - Friday, May 12, 2017 - link

    The best line is the first line: "The Intel Core i7-7700K is what happens when a chip company stops trying and get GTA 5 hack on Reply

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