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 that the Intel Core i7 870 and Core i5 750 are great processors and easily blow by anything that AMD has to offer on the desktop processor market. This is great news for gamers as the Intel Core i5 750 offers insane gaming performance with a very nice price point. One thing that should be pointed out is that the Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 were run with Turbo mode enabled and the Intel Core i7 965 and 975 were run with Turbo mode disabled. This is one of the reasons that the processors are so close, but that doesn’t help the performance gap with any of the AMD processors.