The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
It’s rare to have the same experience more than once when playing Skyrim, so instead of attempting an action scenario, our Skyrim benchmark simply consists of a quick run through Whiterun.
Skyrim has traditionally favored Intel processors, let’s see if that continues:
We are seeing some definite performance differences between the AMD and Intel processors, and that is not even looking inside the second.
Since the lines are opaque, you can see the thinner Intel results behind the thicker AMD results. You can also see that at the end, the Core i5 3570K stays under 15ms (well over 60fps ) while the AMD processors are in the 20-25 ms range (40-50 fps).
Once again the 99th percentile chart looks a lot like the FPS chart, but more exaggerated It’s not that the results are exaggerated, but it is much easier to see the differences in performance between all these processors.
If it wasn’t clear by now that Skyrim favors Intel over AMD, here you go. Even though all the “Frames per Second” results were over 80 FPS, only the Intel chips can deliver a steady 60 FPS over the entire minute of gameplay.
It seems like Skyrim is somehow not optimized correctly for AMD processors, and this could very well be a bug.