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Gaming Performance

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 is the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise, released in 2013. It is based on the Frostbite 3 engine, which is DirectX 11. In order to measure performance using this game, we walked our way through the first mission, measuring the number of frames per second three times using FRAPS. We ran this game at Full HD, setting overall image quality at “medium.”

The results below are expressed in frames per second (fps) and they are the mean between the three collected results.

Athlon X4 845

On Battlefield 4, the Athlon X4 845 performed like the FX-4300, was 17% faster than the A10-7870K, and was 6% slower than the Core i3-6100.

Dirt Rally

Dirt Rally is an off-road racing game released in April 2015, using Ego engine. To measure performance using this game, we ran the performance test included in the game, in 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and image quality configured as “medium” and MSAA off.

The results below are expressed in frames per second (fps).

Athlon X4 845

In this game, the Athlon X4 845 was 6% slower than the FX-4300, performed just like the A10-7870K, and was 37% slower than the Core i3-6100.

Dying Light

Dying Light is an open-world horror game launched in January 2015, using the Chrome Engine 6. We tested the performance at this game with quality options as “high”, antialising on, and Full HD resolution, measuring three times the frame rate using FRAPS.

The results below are expressed in fps and they are the mean between the three collected results.

Athlon X4 845

In this game, the Athlon X4 845 was 7% slower than the other tested CPUs. It is interesting to remember that, as we concluded when we tested PCI Express performance, Dying Light is one of the few games that takes advantage of a higher PCI Express bandwidth.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V, or simply GTA V, is an open-world action game released for PCs in April of 2015, using the RAGE engine. In order to measure the performance on this game, we ran the performance test of the game, measuring the framerate with FRAPS. We ran GTA V at Full HD, with image quality set as “normal” and MSAA off.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Athlon X4 845

On GTA V, the Athlon X4 845 was 15% slower than the FX-4300, 11% slower than the A10-7870K, and was 33% slower than the Core i3-6100.

Mad Max

Mad Max is an open-world action game launched in September of 2015, using the Avalanche engine. In order to measure the performance using this game, we ran its intro, measuring the framerate with FRAPS three times. We ran the game at Full HD, with image quality set as “normal”.

The results below are expressed in fps and they are the mean between the three collected results.

Athlon X4 845

On Mad Max, the performance on all the four CPUs was the same.

Rise of the Tomb Rider

Rise of the Tomb Rider is an adventure/action game launched in January of 2016, based on Foundation engine. In order to measure the performance using this game, we ran the benchmark included on it, using Full HD resolution and graphics quality set to “medium”.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Athlon X4 845

Also on Rise of the Tomb Rider, the performance was the same on all CPUs.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open-world RPG released in May of 2015 and based on the REDengine 3 engine. In order to measure the performance on this game, we walked around at the first scene of the game, measuring the frame rate with FRAPS three times. We ran the game at Full HD with image quality set to “medium.”

The results below are expressed in fps and they are the mean between the three collected results.

Athlon X4 845

In this game, the performancand was the same on all processors too.