Total War: Shogun 2
For Total War: Shogun 2 we used the huge battle of the 'DX9 CPU' test modified for DX11 at 1920*1080 and with high graphics settings.
The FX-8350 is by far the fastest AMD processor in Shogun 2, with a gain of 20.6% over the FX-8150. Once again, this allows AMD’s latest to compete between the Core i3-3240 and Core i5-3330.
In Skyrim we used a saved game near Faillaise (Riften) and measured the framerate in a place that is quite demanding for the CPU. Graphics options were pushed to max at 1920*1080 (except for anti aliasing) with uGridsToLoad at 7.
In Skyrim the gain is more contained but still worth having: +11.7% for the FX-8350. For the first time, the 8350 isn’t the fastest AMD processor, with the Phenom II X4 980 out front. As in Rise Of Flight, the Intel offer is very definitely superior here.