Gaming Tests: F1 2019

The F1 racing games from Codemasters have been popular benchmarks in the tech community, mostly for ease-of-use and that they seem to take advantage of any area of a machine that might be better than another. The 2019 edition of the game features all 21 circuits on the calendar for that year, and includes a range of retro models and DLC focusing on the careers of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Built on the EGO Engine 3.0, the game has been criticized similarly to most annual sports games, by not offering enough season-to-season graphical fidelity updates to make investing in the latest title worth it, however the 2019 edition revamps up the Career mode, with features such as in-season driver swaps coming into the mix. The quality of the graphics this time around is also superb, even at 4K low or 1080p Ultra.

For our test, we put Alex Albon in the Red Bull in position #20, for a dry two-lap race around Austin. We test at the following settings:

  • 768p Ultra Low, 1440p Ultra Low, 4K Ultra Low, 1080p Ultra

In terms of automation, F1 2019 has an in-game benchmark that can be called from the command line, and the output file has frame times. We repeat each resolution setting for a minimum of 10 minutes, taking the averages and percentiles.

AnandTech Low Resolution
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Low Quality
High Resolution
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Max Quality
Average FPS
95th Percentile

 

The Ego engine is usually a good bet where cores, IPC, and frequency matters. Despite this, the 11700K isn't showing much of a generational improvement.

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

Gaming Tests: Borderlands 3 Gaming Tests: Far Cry 5
POST A COMMENT

540 Comments

View All Comments

  • inighthawki - Monday, March 8, 2021 - link

    It's not about the cost of electricity. High power draw typically translates to a lot of heat. My PC is on the upper floor and heat accumulates in my room and it gets extremely hot while gaming in the summer, even with AC on.

    As you stick to the same process node and continue to crank up the frequency, it gets hotter and hotter and hotter. Skylake didn't run even close to the temps that these new CPUs run at.

    And yes, even Zen3 produces a lot of heat when under load.
    Reply
  • YB1064 - Saturday, March 6, 2021 - link

    How did you conclude that there exist thermal hotspots? Is it an educated guess or did you actually measure a temperature profile? If it was a measurement, was it a thermal image of the socket area of the rear PCB, multiple thermal probes? BTW, your argument does sound logical. Reply
  • ThereSheGoes - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    Aaannddd. these results are obviously flawed. https://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hard... Reply
  • Nameboy - Saturday, March 20, 2021 - link

    Guys!! In this article, I am going to introduce the Yamaha YFZ450R ATV Complete guide Including:

    Yamaha YFZ450R Price
    Yamaha YFZ450R Specs
    Yamaha YFZ450R Top speed
    Yamaha YFZ450R Horsepower
    Yamaha YFZ450R Review
    Yamaha YFZ450R 2021 Price
    http://allatvprice.com/
    Reply
  • blppt - Friday, March 5, 2021 - link

    Wow, couldn't even match the 5800X. AMD really knocked it out of the park with the 5xxx series. Reply
  • FreckledTrout - Friday, March 5, 2021 - link

    Fell short while using considerably more power. Reply
  • Azix - Friday, March 5, 2021 - link

    I wouldn't call it knocking it out of the part if a 14nm chip is right behind them. Reply
  • DV8_MKD - Friday, March 5, 2021 - link

    Yeah, "right behind them" with 20% more power, smh Reply
  • inighthawki - Friday, March 5, 2021 - link

    TDP is not a measurement of power draw. The 11700k peak power usage is over 2x the 5800x Reply
  • lmcd - Friday, March 5, 2021 - link

    Yea if it was only 20% behind in power draw, that'd be a win at this point. Reply

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now