World in Conflict (also known as WiC or WIC) is a real-time tactical video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows and the Xbox 360. The game was released in North America on 18 September 2007 and was included in our testing as it is a recent DirectX 10 game title. It also has a threaded engine for multi-core processor support, which is ideal for this testing. The plot in World in Conflict is to defend their country, their hometown, and their families in the face of Soviet-led World War III, delivering an epic struggle of courage and retribution. You are a field commander leading the era’s most powerful military machines in the heroic effort to turn back the invasion…one city and suburb at a time. Let’s get on to the benchmarking! WIC was tested using the most recent patch available, which is patch number 10.
Benchmark Results with a GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card: World In Conflict showed a 10-12 average FPS difference between the Athlon II X2 250 and the Phenom II X2 550 processors at both 1280×1024 and 1920×1200 resolutions. The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition was clearly in the lead and rightly so as it has a faster clock frequency and more physical cores.