AMD has officially released its 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs. From today, PC gamers can purchase the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X desktop processors. AMD also introduced a new X570 chipset for socket AM4, supporting the world’s first PCIe 4.0 readiness, which exhibited 42% faster storage performance than PCIe 3.09, enabling high-performance graphics card, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more.
Now we won’t go into full details about these desktop processors as we’ve already covered everything that can be said about them in previous articles. Instead, we’ll concentrate on the third-party gaming benchmarks that have been released.
A couple of days ago, the benchmarks from PCGamesHardware’s review got leaked, suggesting that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X could beat the Intel Core i9 9900K under certain conditions. However, and based on a lot of third-party benchmarks and reviews, it has become pretty clear that the best/fastest CPU for gaming is still the Intel Core i9 9900K.
While AMD was able to close the gab between its processors and those from Intel, and in some multimedia/productivity scenarios it has surpassed Intel’s offerings, Intel is still the king when it comes to PC gaming performance.
Whether we’re talking about games mainly using one or two CPU cores/threads, or games that scale on multiple CPU cores/threads, Intel is still beating AMD.
Now I don’t know what will happen when the next-gen consoles will come out (and whether heavily multi-threaded games will run faster on AMD’s CPUs), however pretty much all APIs – from DirectX 11 to DX12 and Vulkan – currently perform better on Intel’s CPUs.
Below you can find the benchmark videos from Hardware Unboxed and Joker that feature a lot of games that are powered by a wide range of game engines.