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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  • silverblue - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    To be fair, even if Intel can't go any further with IPC on this architecture, extra clock speed for no extra power isn't such a bad thing. This was the optimisation step of the cadence anyway, so I don't get the hate. Reply
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    Normally the chips should be called 6780K or 6790K, intel forgot that you can increase the SKU number when models with higher clocks appears.

    Now it's the "new 7th gen".
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  • silverblue - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    I agree about the naming, though perhaps they just wanted to set their newer models apart. A 6710K (or, indeed, a 6780K) wouldn't confuse most of us. Reply
  • Manch - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    Its basically the same as NVidia and AMD rebadging GPU's. Now Intel is doing the same thing. Reply
  • silverblue - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    A true rebrand would do little if nothing at all for a higher number; Intel have at least made tweaks. Reply
  • fanofanand - Thursday, January 26, 2017 - link

    Not true, with nearly every re-badge they have either increased VRAM capacity or speed, and/or increased clocks on the shaders. Re-badges suck but they have almost always offered at least tiny improvements, much like Kaby Lake. Reply
  • Thatguy97 - Friday, January 6, 2017 - link

    The hate is that this is a complacent Intel Reply
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    There's 0.00% IPC improvement. Reply
  • tvdang7 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    Why didn't you compare the performance gap between generations like you guys do for the other reviews. Reply
  • lopri - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    AVX Offset? Why isn't that a cheat? Reply

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