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Gaming Performance

Keep in mind that, at the gaming tests, we disabled the integrated video and used a GeForce GTX 1080 video card.

 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).

Pentium G4560 review

In this game, the Pentium G4560 was 19% faster than the Pentium G4500, 8% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 25% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

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 all image quality set as “high” and MSAA off.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Pentium G4560 review

On GTA V, the Pentium G4560 was 80% faster than the Pentium G4500, 10% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 23% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

It is important to note that, at the Pentium G4500, the game was too “lagged” to be actually playable. At the Pentium G4560, it ran perfectly smooth.

Hitman

Hitman is an action/stealth game, launched in March 2016, that uses a DirectX 12 compatible version of the Glacier 2 engine. To measure performance in this game, we ran the benchmark in it, measuring the framerate with FRAPS. We ran this game with DirectX 12 enabled, with image quality set as “high”.

The results below, in Full HD and 4K, are expressed in frames per second.

Pentium G4560 review

On Hitman, the Pentium G4560 was 43% faster than the Pentium G4500, 6% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 29% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

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 with image quality set as “high”.

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

Pentium G4560 review

On Mad Max, the Pentium G4560 was 5% faster than the Pentium G4500, performing similarly to the other CPUs.

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.

Pentium G4560 review

Also on Rise of the Tomb Rider, the Pentium G4560 was 42% faster than the Pentium G4500, 5% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 26% slower than the Core i5-7600K.