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Apex Legends Benchmarked: Core i9-9900K With The Latest GPUs (Page 1)

Apex Legends Benchmarked: Core i9-9900K With The Latest GPUs

Our extensive Apex Legends benchmarks start with the Core i9-9900K, with some of the best graphics cards you can buy.

By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 13, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT

Introduction + How Freaking Good Is Apex Legends?!

EA has made one of the best moves in the entire history of the company which was founded in 1982 with the release of Apex Legends from developer Respawn Entertainment. Apex Legends has become the hottest game in the world right now across the PC, Xbox One and PS4 consoles with Respawn coming in off of its two previous games made for EA with Titanfall and its sequel, Apex Legends is a new battle royale game set in the world of Titanfall and has taking the gaming scene by storm.

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Apex Legends made its debut on February 4 and has since racked up over 50 million users, and is the talk of the town in the gaming world. It's an incredibly awarding game, and is hard to put down. After you become familiar with the game you want to play it more because you get to know the style of game it is, its movement, upgrades on your armor and kit, weapons, the map, and so on.

Best of all, Apex Legends is completely free to play.

Apex Legends has its own microtransactions of course which will provide a flurry of skins for your character, weapons, and other cosmetics in the game like your frame when you are about to load in, or when you win. There are also other Legends you can unlock with the in-game currency, which can be purchased in Apex Packs with real money.

I've put around 40-50 hours into the game so far and have been splitting my game time on four different CPU setups and a bunch of GPUs. I've gone from the Intel Core i3-6100 (which is below minimum specs for the game) all the way through to a beast Core i9-9900K. In between I switched between a Core i7-8700K and an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X-based gaming rig.

I have a series of Apex Legends benchmarks coming up where we'll be running a bunch of different CPU/motherboard combos testing various GPUs in the process at a few different resolutions. The first of which is this article with the flagship Core i9-9900K processor, while our next benchmark article about Apex Legends will be a re-purposed crypto mining rig with an Intel Core i3-6100 processor that is below the minimum PC requirements for the game.

But you know what? It runs Apex Legends like a f***ing rockstar. Seriously, a $140 processor with 2C/4T runs the game super smooth, even on a 120Hz gaming display.

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