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First third-party gaming benchmarks for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X surface online

Last month, we shared the specifications and the first official gaming benchmarks from AMD for its upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs. AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs are currently available for pre-order, will launch on April 19th, and even though the first reviews will go live on April 17th, it appears that the first third-party gaming benchmarks have surfaced.

El Chapuzas Informatico has benchmarked the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and used the latest Promotory X470 motherboard alongside an MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z and 3200Mhz memory modules. The website tested five games: Battlefield 1, Doom, Resident Evil 7, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Total War Warhammer 2.

What’s really interesting here is that at 1080p, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X was able to come really close to the Intel i7 8700K. While AMD claimed that the Ryzen 7 2700X CPU would be around 7.7% slower in a variety of games than the i7 8700K, El Chapuzas Informatico claims that AMD’s new CPU is faster in Battlefield 1, Total War Warhammer 2 and Resident Evil 7 than the i7 8700K. On the other hand, Rise of the Tomb Raider appears to be GPU-limited even at 1080p and DOOM appears to be running better on the i7 8700K by 2%.

These are definitely interesting results so we are really looking forward to more third-party gaming benchmarks from other publications!