Benchmarks: Gaming (GTX 980 FHD)
Which enthusiast is going to game on the IGP, right? We've therefore slotted in a reference GeForce GTX 980 GPU on the latest drivers and run the three games at 1080p and 4K resolutions.
The venerable Core i7-2700K still puts up a good showing though newer Core i7 processors tend to average around the 120fps mark. Note just how much quicker they are at the geometry setup than the best AMD APUs.
Shadow of Mordor, on the other hand, is very GPU reliant even at 1080p. Minimum framerates, too, are very close for all concerned.
Total War: Rome II provides a halfway house between the two previous games. Faster processors certainly help at 1080p, of course, but there's not much in it between the various Intel generations.