Intel Core i9-7900X And Core i7-7740X - Gaming And Graphics
We also ran some high-resolution game and graphics tests on Intel's latest processors using 3DMark, Hitman, and Ashes Of The Singularity. We used 3DMark's Fire Strike Ultra preset, and both of the games were run with all in-game graphics options set to their maximum values, save for the Ashes 1080P test where we used the "High" preset. Note, we also swapped out the GTX 960 for a more powerful GeForce GTX 1080 here.
Ashes Of The Singularity tells somewhat of a similar story to Hitman, but performance is more tightly grouped. The Core i9-7900X actually trailed some of the previous-gen Intel processors at both resolutions. It seems the architectural and cache changes introduced with Skylake-X will require some optimizations in regard to gaming performance.