Originally Posted by Ryude
I know what you're saying, but for most multiplayer games intel is way better. Single player games seem to do just fine on APU. Look at my sig rig, I have an FX-6300 and a i5-4670K both overclocked to the same 4.6GHz. On the AMD system I get massive framerate drops in Neverwinter, SC2, Firefall, BF3, etc. On the Intel system I don't have that, it's smooth as butter.
Edit: I used the same 7950 in both systems.
Okay fired up Neverwinter to see. In PvP and PVE at 1080 with the sliders for in game at max I am able to play with identical gaming experience on both systems. To make this test fair BTW I dual boxed, so both at the same time on the same server and the same connection.
Originally Posted by Indy1944
You cant compare the 2 cpu, cmon, not an even fight,
Well that is only partially true, in benchmarks with a pure raw performance test the Haswell smashes it and I have never said otherwise. However when you get to the gaming experience and turn off the benchmarks the performance is much closer than anyone would imagine.
Now someone commented here that synthetic benchmarks are not meaningful and I usually would be in 100% agreement. However for this particular round of testing and what I was looking for I am going to disagree. I was looking at how the CPU effects the performance of the GPU. In this case if the APU was holding back the 7970 it should have shown with the Haswell scoring a much higher GPU test score. The fact is however when looking at the score that the APU appears to have enough power, at least in this test (1080 gaming) to push the 7970 just as well as the Haswell.