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.

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  • Gastec - Friday, May 22, 2020 - link

    "pairing a high-end GPU with a mid-range CPU" should already be a meme, so many times I've seen it copy-pasted. Reply
  • dotjaz - Thursday, May 21, 2020 - link

    What funny stuff are you smoking? In all actual configurations, AMD doesn't lose by any meaningful margin at a much better value.
    Anandtech is running CPU test where you set the quality low and get 150+fps or even 400+fps, nobody actually does that.
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  • deepblue08 - Thursday, May 21, 2020 - link

    Intel may not be a great value chip all around. But a 10 FPS lead in 1440p is a lead nevertheless: https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/141577-intel-co... Reply
  • DrKlahn - Thursday, May 21, 2020 - link

    If that's worth the more expensive motherboard, beefier (and more costly) cooling, and increased heat then go for it. If you put 120fps next to 130fps without a counter up how many people could tell?Personally I don't see it as worth it at all. Nor do I consider it a dominating lead. But I'm sure there are people out there that will buy Intel for a negligible lead. Reply
  • Spunjji - Friday, May 22, 2020 - link

    An entirely unnoticeable lead that you get by sacrificing any sort of power consumption / cooling sanity and spending measurably larger amounts of cash on the hardware to achieve the boost clocks required to get that lead.

    The difference was meaningful back when AMD had lower minimum framerates, less consistency and -30fps or so off the average. Now it's just silly.
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  • babadivad - Thursday, May 21, 2020 - link

    Do you need a new mother board with these? If so they make even less sense than they already did. Reply
  • MDD1963 - Friday, May 22, 2020 - link

    As for Intel owners, I don't think too many 8700K, 9600K or above owners would seriously feel they are CPU limited and in a dire/ imminent need of a CPU upgrade as they sit now, anyway. Users of prior generations (I'm still on 7700K) will make their choices at a time of their own choosing, of course, and not simply because 'a new generation is out'. (I mean, look at 8700K vs. 10600K results.....; looks almost like a rebadging operation) Reply
  • khanikun - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - link

    I was on a 7700k and didn't feel CPU limited at all, but decided to get an 8086k for the 2 more cores and just cause it was an 8086. For my normal workloads or gaming, I don't notice a difference. I do reencode videos maybe a couple times a year. The only times I'll see the difference.

    I'll probably just be sitting on this 8086k for the next few years, unless something on my machine breaks or Intel does something crazy ridiculous, like making some 8 core i7 on 10nm at 5 ghz all core, in a new socket, then making dual socket consumer boards for it for relatively decent price. I'd upgrade for that, just cause I'd like to try making a dual processor system that isn't some expensive workstation/server system.
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  • Spunjji - Friday, May 22, 2020 - link

    Yes, you do. So no, they don't make sense xD Reply
  • Gastec - Friday, May 22, 2020 - link

    Games...framerate is pointless in video games, all that matters now are the "surprise mechanics". Reply

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