Page 1:Threadripper Makes An Entrance
Page 2:Game Modes & Architecture, Infinity Fabric Latency Testing
Page 3:TR4 Socket, X399 Chipset & Test Setup
Page 4:VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
Page 5:Civilization VI, Battlefield 1 & Dawn of War III
Page 6:Grand Theft Auto V, Hitman & Shadow of Mordor
Page 7:Project CARS & Far Cry Primal
Page 8: Rise of the Tomb Raider & The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Page 9:DTP, Office, Multimedia & Compression Performance
Page 10:2D & 3D Workstation Performance
Page 11:CPU Computing & Rendering Performance
Page 12:Scientific & Engineering Computations, & HPC Performance
Page 13:Overclocking, Cooling & Temperature
Page 14:Power Consumption
Page 15:Final Analysis
Project CARS & Far Cry Primal
Project CARS is a CPU-intensive title that promotes parallelism by breaking tasks into smaller chunks and spreading them among available cores.
This game is dominated by the overclocked Core i7-7700K. Considering its relatively low price point, the Kaby Lake-based chip continued delivering excellent gaming value.
Much like the -7700K outperforms its high-end desktop counterparts, Ryzen 7 1800X also outpaces AMD's pricier CPUs. The Threadripper 1950X beats Intel's -7820X, and tuning widens the gap.
Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal does not initialize when it detects Threadripper's 32 threads, so we tested it with Legacy mode selected.
Intel's stock -7700K suffers several disturbing frame time outliers that manifest as visible stuttering during the benchmark.
Ryzen 7 1800X offers almost the same performance as the tuned Threadripper 1950X, suggesting that it might be a better value if you are strictly interested in gaming. The less expensive Ryzen 7 1700 facilitates similar overclocking headroom, and thus performance, in a majority of our game tests. That translates to additional value for enthusiasts willing to overclock.
An overclocked -7700K delivers the best performance by a significant margin during the benchmark's opening seconds. This translates to a higher average frame rate, but a 99th percentile measurement of 15.6ms. The Ryzen 7 1800X and Threadripper 1950X offer slightly better 99th percentile measurements of 15.3ms and 15.1ms, respectively.
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- Threadripper Makes An Entrance
- Game Modes & Architecture, Infinity Fabric Latency Testing
- TR4 Socket, X399 Chipset & Test Setup
- VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
- Civilization VI, Battlefield 1 & Dawn of War III
- Grand Theft Auto V, Hitman & Shadow of Mordor
- Project CARS & Far Cry Primal
- Rise of the Tomb Raider & The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- DTP, Office, Multimedia & Compression Performance
- 2D & 3D Workstation Performance
- CPU Computing & Rendering Performance
- Scientific & Engineering Computations, & HPC Performance
- Overclocking, Cooling & Temperature
- Power Consumption
- Final Analysis