Gaming Performance

World of Tanks enCore

Albeit different to most of the other commonly played MMO or massively multiplayer online games, World of Tanks is set in the mid-20th century and allows players to take control of a range of military based armored vehicles. World of Tanks (WoT) is developed and published by Wargaming who are based in Belarus, with the game’s soundtrack being primarily composed by Belarusian composer Sergey Khmelevsky. The game offers multiple entry points including a free-to-play element as well as allowing players to pay a fee to open up more features. One of the most interesting things about this tank based MMO is that it achieved eSports status when it debuted at the World Cyber Games back in 2012.

World of Tanks enCore is a demo application for a new and unreleased graphics engine penned by the Wargaming development team. Over time the new core engine will implemented into the full game upgrading the games visuals with key elements such as improved water, flora, shadows, lighting as well as other objects such as buildings. The World of Tanks enCore demo app not only offers up insight into the impending game engine changes, but allows users to check system performance to see if the new engine run optimally on their system.

GTX 980: World of Tanks enCore, Average FPSGTX 980: World of Tanks enCore, 95th Percentile

F1 2018

Aside from keeping up-to-date on the Formula One world, F1 2017 added HDR support, which F1 2018 has maintained; otherwise, we should see any newer versions of Codemasters' EGO engine find its way into F1. Graphically demanding in its own right, F1 2018 keeps a useful racing-type graphics workload in our benchmarks.

We use the in-game benchmark, set to run on the Montreal track in the wet, driving as Lewis Hamilton from last place on the grid. Data is taken over a one-lap race.

GTX 980: F1 2018, Average FPSGTX 980: F1 2018, 95th Percentile

CPU Performance, Short Form Corsair Hydro X Series Conclusion
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  • Holliday75 - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    Was going to post this. I was like uhhhhhhhhhhh I was not planning on buying a new CPU, but at that price buy buy buy!
  • airdrifting - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    Who is paying $130 for 3 Corsair fans? lol
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    lol I have a Corsair H150i which is RGB but comes with just Regular ML fans.

    As soon as I saw the price for Corsair RGB fans I said forget that idea.

    I payed like $200 CAD for the H150 I was not going to spend $130 on fans just for RGB.

    Corsair what are you smoking.
  • Teledhil - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    Is the World of Tanks enCore a useful benchmark? I get around 200 fps with my i7-2600k@4'3GHz and a RTX-2080. (1080p with max settings, no RTX)
  • eastcoast_pete - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    Why does the illuminated CPU cooling look like Mr. Potato Head?
  • Tomatotech - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    Because the CEO made a bet with his friends that he could release an overpriced potato head and intelligent discerning gamers will happily buy it as long as it was lit up with LEDs.

    Judging from the amount of clicks and comments on this article, I fear we may see more vajazzled articles on AnandTech.
  • Arbie - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    Which is the larger factor in selling liquid cooling:

    • Actual need, to manage very hot chips at tolerable noise levels.
    • Relentless hype and attention on tech websites.


    Neither one will ever sell it to me. And - 30W for the pump alone?
  • Roboionator - Thursday, February 6, 2020 - link

    In what world are such temperatures, i test some air coolers and custom water systems but this what a see here is from another world.....I don't see a forum that doesn't have a high tempreature thread....(3900x and 3950X)
  • Roboionator - Thursday, February 6, 2020 - link

    delta temp, all temps + 21/22 just confusing
  • Ratman6161 - Thursday, February 6, 2020 - link

    Ok, I see. But we are still left with not that much cooling performance difference between the el-cheapo product and the expensive product and no indication on weather or not the slightly better cooling would equate to any performance benefits.

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