AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Performance Review



Grand Theft Auto V

In GTA V we take a simple approach to benchmarking: the in-game benchmark tool is used. However, due to the randomness within the game itself, only the last sequence is actually used since it best represents gameplay mechanics.


Overwatch happens to be one of the most popular games around right now and while it isn’t particularly stressful upon a system’s resources, its Epic setting can provide a decent workout for all but the highest end GPUs. In order to eliminate as much variability as possible, for this benchmark we use a simple “offline” Bot Match so performance isn’t affected by outside factors like ping times and network latency.

Grand Theft Auto is obviously a title which requires high clock speeds for optimal performance but there’s also an argument to be made for the possibility of Intel-focused optimizations. Time will tell if that’s the case. Meanwhile, there isn’t really much to say about Overwatch; the Titan X we are using insures the game engine becomes the bottleneck rather than any system component.

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