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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.

Core i5-6500 CPU Review

On Battlefield 4, the Core i5-6500 obtained similar performance to the Core i5-6400 and the Core i3-6100, being 5% faster than the FX-8350.

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).

Core i5-6500 CPU Review

In this game, the Core i5-6500 was 15% slower than the Core i5-6400, 18% faster than the Core i3-6100, and 36% faster than the FX-8350.

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.

Core i5-6500 CPU Review

On GTA V, the Core i5-6500 was 4% slower than the Core i5-6400, 19% faster than the Core i3-6100, and 9% faster than the FX-8350.

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.

Core i5-6500 CPU Review

In this game, all of the CPUs had the same performance.

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.

Core i5-6500 CPU Review

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