Results: GRID Autosport and Bioshock Inifinite
The final test is an actual game. I took the latest GRID title and had the resolution set at 1920 x 1080 with 4X AA enabled. The “Ultra” preset was used in the game with the built-in benchmark.
Even with all those extra MHz the 9590 is still 10 fps slower average than the Intel 3770K. The 8370e again takes up the rear in performance. GRID is multi-thread aware, but still relies heavily on strong IPC on a handful of threads.
This very popular game is a heavily modified Unreal Engine 3.0 title. It is visually quite impressive and the interaction and physics are a step above. I used the built-in benchmark at 1920 x 1080 with Ultra/DOF effects enabled.
All of the results are much closer together in this particular title. We see the Intel product spring ahead by about 10% over the 9590, but the other AMD parts are not far behind the 9590 as is. Minimum frame rates do show a greater variance with the 8370e bringing up the rear and far behind the 3770K.