Intel Core i7-980X Six-Core Processor Extreme Edition Review
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 is a survival horror video game developed and
published by Capcom. Resident Evil 5 features similar gameplay to
Resident Evil 4, with context-sensitive controls and dynamic cut scenes
also making a return. The player can control Chris Redfield or Sheva
Alomar in a similar fashion to Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 4, with
the same over-the-shoulder perspective.
All in game settings were set to their defaults with the exception of AA and VSync as both of those options were turned off.
Benchmark Results: At a resolution of 1920×1200 with no AA enabled we found the ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card appeared to be the limiting factor as the score didn’t change much between the different platforms. With the resolution dropped down to 800 x 600 some performance differences can be seen, but who plays games on a $999 processor and $400 video card at 800 x 600? A small difference could be seen between the Core i7 975 and 980X processors. Resident Evil 5 would appear to run on just six threads and on the 980X the benchmark put the CPU under just 15% load as you can see above.