AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Performance Review



Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 will likely become known as one of the most popular multiplayer games around but it also happens to be one of the best looking titles around. It also happens to be extremely well optimized with even the lowest end cards having the ability to run at high detail levels.

In this benchmark we use a runthough of The Runner level after the dreadnought barrage is complete and you need to storm the beach. This area includes all of the game’s hallmarks in one condensed area with fire, explosions, debris and numerous other elements layered over one another for some spectacular visual effects.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The latest iteration in the COD series may not drag out niceties like DX12 or particularly unique playing styles but it nonetheless is a great looking game that is quite popular.

This benchmark takes place during the campaign’s Operation Port Armor wherein we run through a sequence combining various indoor and outdoor elements along with some combat.

If anything, game tests shows just how overpriced Ryzen 7 processors are for gaming applications. Their massive thread counts don’t count for much and in some ways the additional cores may actually increase latency as they attempt to align over AMD’s Infinity Fabric interface. This actually causes the Ryzen 5 CPUs to look like excessively good values.

Against Intel’s 7700K, 7600K and 7500K the Ryzen 5 processors don’t exactly deliver knock-out performance. Far from it in some cases, particularly in BF1.

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