AMD Carrizo Part 2: A Generational Deep Dive into the Athlon X4 845 at $70by Ian Cutress on July 14, 2016 9:00 AM EST
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. We take the average frame rate as our marker with a scripted version of the built-in benchmark.
For this test we used the following settings with our graphics cards:
|Alien Isolation Settings|
|Low GPU||Integrated Graphics||1280x720||Ultra|
|ASUS R7 240 1GB DDR3|
|Medium GPU||MSI GTX 770 Lightning 2GB||1920x1080||Ultra|
|MSI R9 285 Gaming 2G|
|High GPU||ASUS GTX 980 Strix 4GB||1920x1080||Ultra|
|MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G|
Alien Isolation in this case favors a higher IPC, and so as a result the Intel processors are quite high on the list. The biggest differences are when using the high-end graphics cards: the R9 290X and the GTX 980, which give a 10-20% increase in favor of the Pentium.