Discrete Gaming Tests
These gaming tests were performed with a more powerful discrete GPU installed, intended to find how the new Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G compare to previous AMD parts and the Intel competition. Testing here was done with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (yes, overkill for the platform at hand) and latest NVIDIA driver as of this writing.
Based on our testing here, and more or less what we expected knowing what we know about the Ryzen architecture, the Core i5-8400 is the best mainstream gaming processor of the bunch, if you are using a higher end discrete graphics solution. The Ryzen 5 2400G is definitely an improvement over the Ryzen 5 1400 that came before it, showing frame rate increases of 13% in Ashes, 18% in Civilization 6, and 10% in Ghost Recon Wildlands. This clearly proves out AMD's case that changes to the Precision Boost 2 technology can help with gaming performance, but the IPC advantages Intel holds remain the difference.