For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis and Company of Heroes. When testing processors with Crysis or Company of Heroes, we drop the resolution to 800x600 and reduce all of the in-game graphical options to their minimum values to isolate CPU and memory performance as much as possible. However, any in-game effects, which control the level of detail for the games' physics engines and particle systems, are left at their maximum values, since these actually do place some load on the CPU rather than GPU.
The comparison between these two boards keeps surprising us. They trade victories here, with the EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW Digital PWM taking the Crysis test, and the Intel X38 Express finishing ahead in the Company of Heroes test.