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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X third-party gaming benchmarks, offers smooth framerates but not as good as the i7 8700K

The embargo for AMD’s new Ryzen 7 2700X has been lifted and various hardware websites have published their reviews. And it appears that the results vary wildly from publication to publication.

For example, in some games like Civilization VI and GTA V, Anandtech reports that the AMD Ryzen 7 27000X is faster than the Intel i7 8700K, whereas Tomshardware claims that the Intel CPU is faster than the latest AMD processor.

In our opinion, however, the most interesting results are those from Guru3D. Guru3D tested its games at 720p; a resolution that basically eliminates any possible GPU limitation. And as we’ve already claimed, we believe that most publications should test their games at that resolution for their CPU benchmarks.

According to Guru3D’s results, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is – more or less – 10fps slower than the i7 8700K, with the exception of Tomb Raider and Far Cry 5.

Now while the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is slower than the Intel i7 8700K, it’s crucial to note that this CPU is able to offer constant 100fps in all the tested games, meaning that those who will get these CPUs will be able to enjoy proper and smooth gameplay experiences in all modern-day games.

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is priced at $329 whereas the Intel i7 8700K is priced at somewhere between $359 to $370 (according to Intel).

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email