Page 2:Architecture, NUMA & Game Mode
Page 3:Ryzen Master, Motherboards & Test Setup
Page 4:VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
Page 5:Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
Page 6:Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
Page 7:Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
Page 8:Office & Productivity
Page 9:Rendering, Encoding & Compression
Page 10:Workstation - Graphics
Page 11:Workstation - Compute
Page 12:Cooling, Clock Rates & Power Limits
Page 13:Power Consumption
Page 14:Final Analysis
Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
Far Cry 5
Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX dragged along the bottom of our chart at its stock settings. Enabling PBO helped quite a bit, though.
Threadripper 2950X was just a bit faster. That's particularly good news for gamers, given a much lower price tag.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V favors Intel architectures and, more generally, multi-core designs with high clock rates.
Threadripper 2950X beat the Core i9-7900X after we enabled Precision Boost Overdrive. Then again, Intel's Core i7-8700K and AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X reminded us why we don't recommend installing high-end desktop CPUs in most gaming PCs.
Our Hitman benchmark was rendered almost useless by a patch that imposed a 90 FPS performance cap. A subsequent update restored our Hitman test to its prior glory.
Hitman responds to core count and clock rate, so it wasn't a surprise to see Intel's overclocked Core i9-7960X perform best in our benchmark. Otherwise, the results landed where we expected them to.
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- Architecture, NUMA & Game Mode
- Ryzen Master, Motherboards & Test Setup
- VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
- Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
- Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
- Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
- Office & Productivity
- Rendering, Encoding & Compression
- Workstation - Graphics
- Workstation - Compute
- Cooling, Clock Rates & Power Limits
- Power Consumption
- Final Analysis