The first gaming benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 3900X (as well as the 3700X) have been leaked online. These benchies originate from PCGamesHardware and according to the German website, AMD’s brand new CPU is faster than the Intel Core i9 9900K under heavily multi-threaded games.
PCGamesHardware has tested six games: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Wolfenstein 2, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Cities Skylines and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. In these six games, the i9 9900K was faster in three of them.
Unfortunately we don’t have all the graphs from the article (PCGamesHardware was quick enough to take it down) however Reddit’s member ‘Ex1v0r‘ was able to share all of them. In Rise of the Tomb Raider, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X was slower by 8%, in Wolfenstein 2 by 4% and in Far Cry 5 by 16%. Do note that Far Cry 5 is mainly single-threaded, something that could explain this performance difference.
On the other hand, AMD’s upcoming gaming CPU was faster in Assassin’s Creed Origins by 3%, in Cities: Skylines by 4% and in Kingdom Come: Deliverance by 9%. It’s also worth noting that while the average framerate is higher on the Intel Core i9 9900K, the minimum framerate for Wolfenstein 2 is higher on the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.
What this ultimately means is that, according to these first leaked benchmarks, AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X shines in games that are heavily multi-threaded, and offers a better/faster gaming experience than Intel’s high-end gaming CPU.
Still, I should note here that the Intel Core i9 9900K was paired with 2600Mhz RAM modules whereas the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X was paired with 3200Mhz RAM modules. Whether this memory frequency difference played a part in these benchmarks remains a mystery.
Last but not least, it is said that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU is more power efficient as it uses less power than the Intel Core i9 9900K.
The embargo for the 3rd generation AMD Ryzen CPUs will be lifted tomorrow, so stay tuned for more. Until then, take a look at the first leaked benchmarks!