Gaming: Strange Brigade (DX12, Vulkan)

Strange Brigade is based in 1903’s Egypt and follows a story which is very similar to that of the Mummy film franchise. This particular third-person shooter is developed by Rebellion Developments which is more widely known for games such as the Sniper Elite and Alien vs Predator series. The game follows the hunt for Seteki the Witch Queen who has arose once again and the only ‘troop’ who can ultimately stop her. Gameplay is cooperative centric with a wide variety of different levels and many puzzles which need solving by the British colonial Secret Service agents sent to put an end to her reign of barbaric and brutality.

The game supports both the DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs and houses its own built-in benchmark which offers various options up for customization including textures, anti-aliasing, reflections, draw distance and even allows users to enable or disable motion blur, ambient occlusion and tessellation among others. AMD has boasted previously that Strange Brigade is part of its Vulkan API implementation offering scalability for AMD multi-graphics card configurations.

AnandTech CPU Gaming 2019 Game List
Game Genre Release Date API IGP Low Med High
Strange Brigade* FPS Aug
2018
DX12
Vulkan
720p
Low
1080p
Medium
1440p
High
4K
Ultra
*Strange Brigade is run in DX12 and Vulkan modes

All of our benchmark results can also be found in our benchmark engine, Bench.

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Strange Brigade IGP Low Medium High
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  • abufrejoval - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    So with the limited edition production numbers, quite clearly the price can be symbolically low, just so Intel can claim bragging rights: They are not interested in satisfying market demands, especially since far too many workstation and server customers might switch over from a Xeon Scalable offering, they just want to claim victory... everywhere... including 10nm

    Just pathetic!

    And honestly, you shouldn't even report about it. Your mission is to inform consumers on products they can buy. If consumers cannot buy it, you should treat it very, very differently, if at all.

    You're just being abused by Intel to push a brand that suffers for reasons.
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  • SH3200 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    This product cannibalizes half the current Xeon lineup as it provides ecc/rdimm at a fraction of the cost. I’d be amazed if FSI customers don’t prebuy every single one ever made before it even hits the public. Reply
  • br83taylor - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    I find it odd Ian is happy to run and report benchmarks with this processor going against Intel recommendation for bios settings, yet would not do it for the AMD processors with their PBO setting. Both of which seem to do very similar things. Letting the 2990WX run with PBO would give it a much fairer chance against this. Reply
  • GreenReaper - Thursday, January 31, 2019 - link

    It's not unressonablr to test the system as given to you, especially when it is provided as a complete system, so may represent what end-users get. That said, it seems like he kinda called that out in the sideways manner by highlighting the fact that the system Intel had shipped to him was not actually using those specifications. Reply
  • outsideloop - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    This reminds me of the FX-9590. Massively overclocking silicon to keep up. Except now, the shoe is on the other foot. Reply
  • wow&wow - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    Xeon W-3175X: $2999+$1500= $4499
    Ryzen TR 2900WX: $1799+$300= $2099

    Is Intel trying to market it for “stupids” or those whose left brains being not right and right brains having nothing left :-D
    Reply
  • ksec - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    I think we need some new innovation in Thermal Cooling, how we could cool more with less, ease and cheaper. We pushed to near 600W for CPU and GPU alone. Reply
  • mapesdhs - Saturday, February 2, 2019 - link

    Ye cannae beat the laws of physics. :D Thermal density is a hard problem. Check out AdoredTV's video on the subject, it explains things nicely. Reply
  • The_Assimilator - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    This is Pentium 4 days all over again. Reply
  • bananaforscale - Thursday, January 31, 2019 - link

    Kitty approves of heat output. Reply

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