3DMark Firestrike is Futuremark’s latest creation for testing the GPU performance of high end gaming PCs using Direct X 11 graphics. You can download a free basic version of 3DMark here.
3DMark reveals an obvious bottleneck with the A10-7850K as a CPU, the amount gained with overclocking is significantly more than other CPUs gained with a larger frequency boost. Remember the A10-7850K is going from 4GHz to 4.6GHz, the i7 4770K went from 3.5GHz to 4.8GHz and showed much less performance scaling.
Bioshock Infinite is a first person shooter developed by Irrational Games that is the third instalment of the Bioshock series. The game is the last to be produced by Irrational Games before they announced their closure in February 2014. The game has sold over 4 million copies since its 2013 release.
Bioshock Infinite makes use of the CPU quite a bit but this diminshes as the resolution increases. As a result the A10-7850K overclocked has only a 5% FPS penalty compared to an overclocked Core i7 4770K.
Tomb Raider is a popular action-adventure video game published by Square Enix based on the Tomb Raider franchise. The game was released in 2013 and as of March 2014 had sold 6 million copies.
Tomb Raider gave favourable results to the A10-7850K; we’re not sure how it came top but it did!