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!