CPU Performance

While not unplayable with and AMD FX processor, those running high-end GPUs stand to lose around 15% performance. Moreover it is becoming a common occurrence to see an Intel Core i3 processor matching or even beating an AMD FX processor in today's games. As always, gamers are best off with a Core i5 processor as the more expensive Core i7 models offer no real gains.

The Core i7-4770K responded well to a little overclocking in Far Cry 4 with a 7% performance increase from the standard 3.5GHz frequency to 4.50GHz.

The AMD FX-8350 also responded well to overclocking, though even at 4.50GHz it was unable to match the Core i7-4770K at just 2.50GHz which is disappointing.