The Tomb Raider reboot is next. In this game, we ran through the jungle and pilfered a dead man's bow and arrow. Most of the detail settings were left at the "normal" defaults.
Once again, all our metrics agree that the A8-7600 offers the best performance of the bunch. My seat-of-the-pants impressions concur. Playing on the A8-7600 feels substantially smoother regardless of the TDP configuration. Tomb Raider is still playable on the other setups, but the experience is definitely compromised.
Although the Core i3-4330 and Core i7-4770K are soundly trounced by the A8-7600, the Intel chips are surprisingly competitive with the A10-6700T. Haswell's onboard GPU can't take all the credit, though. Integrated graphics performance is highly dependent on memory bandwidth, and the Intel configs are running faster memory than the Richland setups.
|Adesso and Azio keyboards look strikingly familiar||4|
|Alphacool Eislicht makes for a moody PC interior||5|
|Thermaltake Versa C22 RGB case is the envy of KITT||7|
|Ryzen CPUs and AM4 mobos are ready for pre-order||58|
|Nvidia all but confirms the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||38|
|Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard||6|
|Intel XMM 7560 modem is ready for 5G anywhere in the world||7|
|AMD's eight-core, 16-thread chips lead the Ryzen charge||271|
|Something about running from a deathclaw right into my mancave wall is not that appealing.||+30|