Resident Evil 6 shows us that frequency plays a big role in the score. GTA:V, Ashes of the Singularity, and Rise of the Tomb Raider show us that at higher resolutions (QHD and UHD), the GPU becomes a bottleneck (unless of course, you have very nice GPUs), and it doesn't matter how fast or powerful the CPU is.
However, if you upgrade your GPU often and your CPU rarely, then it might make sense to stick with a gaming CPU. Gaming is Ryzen's Achilles heel if every last FPS counts, but most people won't notice a 5-FPS difference in real life (unless you are under 60FPS).
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [The CPUs and Test Setup]
- Page 3 [Out of the Box Performance: CINEBENCH, wPrime, and AIDA64]
- Page 4 [Out of the Box Performance: Handbrake Video Transcoding, ScienceMark, and SuperPI]
- Page 5 [Out of the Box Synthetic Gaming Performance: UNIGINE and 3DMark]
- Page 6 [Out of the Box Gaming Performance: Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, GTA:V, Ashes of Singularity]
- Page 7 [Clock for Clock Performance: CINEBENCH, wPrime, and AIDA64]
- Page 8 [Clock for Clock Performance: Handbrake Video Transcoding, ScienceMark, and SuperPI]
- Page 9 [Clock for Clock Synthetic Gaming Performance: UNIGINE and 3DMark]
- Page 10 [Clock for Clock Gaming Performance: Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, GTA:V, Ashes of Singularity]
- Page 11 [Overclocking and Power Consumption]
- Page 12 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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