Extensive Benchmarks Reveal The Best Gaming CPU, The Winner Is….
Ryan Martin / 2 years ago
Intel or AMD for your gaming PC? It really is an eternal question that people seem to endlessly debate. Even when we do our reviews of CPUs here at eTeknix it really is difficult to say because we simply don’t have the time to test all the CPUs from both Intel and AMD and figure the answer out. However, over in Asia one review site has gone through some incredibly extensive testing to figure out which one is best. The general jist of the test is that they used a range of games (Crysis, Tomb Raider, Metro etc) and synthetic 3D benchmarks (3DMark, Unigine, etc) and worked out the aggregate performance of each processor. They then created a relative performance figure for each CPU and organised the list by the CPU price. As you can see the results highlighted in red denote “winners” of their price points.
The Core i7 4790K is the best gaming CPU money can buy even though it is cheaper than the Core i7 4930K and Core i7 4960X, this is due to it being Haswell Refresh based which is much more efficient than the Ivy Bridge technology on those Core i7 49XX parts. The Core i3 4360 beats everything AMD has to offer according to these tests so that swoops the mid-range crown. For an entry level system the AMD FX-8300 and FX-6300 pretty much jointly take the crown, easily dispatching of Intel’s similarly priced equivalents. If we go right down to the bottom then it swings back in Intel’s favour, Intel’s dual core Haswell Pentium’s like the G3240 and G1850 wipe the floor of AMD’s low end APU and Athlon parts, AMD’s FX-4000 series CPUs aren’t even in the same price bracket so can’t be counted. I am a little disappointed to see that FM2 Athlon K series CPUs from AMD weren’t included because I think those would have been a lot more competitive at the low end especially with the Pentium G3240.
What are your thoughts on the results of this test? Check more details at the source link.
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