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
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*Strange Brigade is run in DX12 and Vulkan modes

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

Strange Brigade IGP Low Medium High
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Strange Brigade IGP Low Medium High
Average FPS
95th Percentile
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  • eva02langley - Thursday, January 31, 2019 - link

    Forget to mention Omnium Gatherum - The Burning Cold Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, January 31, 2019 - link

    "On the power side of the equation, again the W-3175X comes in like a wrecking ball, and this baby is on fire."

    It's more like a Miley Cyrus licking a sledgehammer thing to me.
  • sgeocla - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    Computex 2018: Intel 28 core 5 Ghz out by end of year.
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    Intel is early on promises and late on delivery as always.
  • BigMamaInHouse - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    The CPU is 3000$ + 1500$ MB+ ECC + eXtreme case/PSU/AIO.
    Thanks Ian Cutress for the honest review!
    (unlike "JustBuyIt that gave this fail product(Total System) 4.5/5 rating vs 2990WX 3.5/5 because its expensive!")
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    oh wow, i didn't realize the Dominus Extreme was so expensive. Reply
  • tamalero - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    We're getting a ton of "sponsored" BS articles lately that are cynical. Reply
  • eva02langley - Thursday, January 31, 2019 - link

    WCCFtech gave the MSI 2080 TI lightning 1600$ GPU a 10/10 for value... Reply
  • FMinus - Friday, February 1, 2019 - link

    RX 570 is 10/10 along with maybe the GTX 1060, everything else is going down the value ladder pretty fast from that point on. For any consumer/gaming oriented GPU that passes the $500 mark I'd give it -1/10 value score. Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    The on stage demo was using a chilled water setup, that they managed to push that system higher than Ian could with room temperature water is only to be expected. Reply
  • jardows2 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - link

    This seems like a really good processor for a productivity station. I think, especially at the expected price, it would sell really well. That has me puzzled then as to why Intel would have such a limited run. The supposed figures is barely enough to send to review sites around the world, let alone have a profitable product line. If they produced 10X the amount of these, they'd probably sell them all. Why is Intel leaving easy money on the table? Something doesn't seem right about this picture. Reply

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