Discrete GPU Benchmarks – 3DMark and 1080p Games
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 paints a fairly dire picture for AMD’s FX 8370E – it is way behind the Intel competition. Fortunately most real world games do not behave in the same way as 3DMark.
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.
In Bioshock Infinite all the AMD CPUs cluster together and are the same within margin of error. The clock speed reduction has little impact.
Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light is a single-player first-person shooter video game with survival horror and stealth elements, developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2013.
In Metro Last Light we can imply the game isn’t very CPU-bound. The FX 8370E sits closer to the middle of the pack, probably due to random margin of error variations.
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 appears to be a completely random game when it comes to CPUs, the results are all very close and no obvious patterns emerge.