Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
The first “next gen” game (although it’s more “cross gen” than anything) is Assassins’ Creed IV: Black Flag. This uses a version of the AnvilNext engine, with some extra effects that were added to accommodate the power of next-gen consoles.
Our Assassin’s Creed IV benchmark run consists of a run through the city of Havana when you first start the game. We tried to keep a consistent path between benchmark runs. To make sure, we ran each benchmark path 5 times and picked one of the more consistent results.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT_A03Tjy9Q&rel=0]
Assassin’s Creed IV Frame Times
Assassin’s Creed IV Time Spent Over x
Assassin’s Creed IV excelled on the Intel CPUs, especially the Haswell based Core i3 4340. This is what we have come to expect when comparing Intel and AMD CPUs in gaming at stock speed, especially in games that don’t seem to be particularly well threaded. In this case, even a relatively budget CPU like the Core i3 is able to perform at full potential.
The rest of the AMD CPUs perform about the same, with the 5800K struggling a bit in this particular run.