There are no benchmarks of the new Ryzen Pro series to offer as of yet, so why not check out a few hundred benchmarks pitting the $190 Ryzen 5 2600 against the $180 Core i5-8400? Techspot takes you on a tour of games, from ARK Survival Evolved through PUBG to Warhammer Total War to see what effect your choice of processor has when gaming on a GTX 1080 Ti. When the dust settled there were two obvious choices for prospective buyers. For those who want a simple solution, the i5-8400 makes sense as it will offer decent performance right out of the box, no fiddling required. On the other hand, for those who are not completely boring, the Ryzen 5 2600, overclocked to 4.2GHz paired with DDR4-3400 is clearly better overall.
Check out the performance of your favourite games in the full review and then scream about the unfairness of it all below.
"For the past few weeks we've been busy benchmarking AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 and Intel's Core i5-8400. For testing we have 36 games on the menu, each tested at 720p, 1080p and 1440p using the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. That is, 324 individual tests, three times each… almost 1,000 benchmark runs, so grab a drink, some snacks and get comfortable."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Ryzen Pro APUs swoop into business-friendly desktops and notebooks @ The Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen PRO Mobile APU Tech Report @ TechARP
- AMD Launches Second-gen Ryzen Pro Desktop & Mobile CPUs, Talks Future Plans @ Techgage
- The AMD Ryzen PRO Desktop APU Tech Report @ TechARP
- Four Years After Launch, AMD Kaveri Sees Huge Performance Boost On Linux @ Phoronix
- Sami Makinen : How To Overclock The 2nd Gen Ryzen @ TechARP
What screaming? The Techspot
What screaming? The Techspot article basically said that the Intel system was faster out of the box, cheaper by $80, and a lot easier to set up. Claimed that the Ryzen rig was better in games after overclocking with the matched RAM kit, and also quicker for CPU intensive tasks like creating video content. Techspot has re-affirmed what we already knew – Intel for Gaming, AMD for multi-core productivity – at least for now.