This AAA shooter serves as an example of demanding gameplay, although we restrict our testing to 1080p in order to bring the CPU into play more than it would be at higher resolutions. We test using the game's built-in benchmark that runs through various zones of the Far Cry 5 world, but we rely on frame time data captured with OCAT rather than the benchmark's own readouts. We use the 'Ultra' preset with an unrestricted frame rate at 1,920 x 1,080 with all other settings at default.
Time Spy is a synthetic DirectX 12 benchmark that runs at 1440p. It is designed to properly utilise the advantages of the DirectX 12 API. The benchmark is available for free, but you'll need to pay to change any of the settings, including the resolution. We use the default settings, so you should easily be able to compare your score - just remember that we're reporting here the individual CPU Test score rather than the overall score.
January 24 2020 | 12:00