AMD’s Ryzen 3000 CPUs have an impressive IPC improvement of 15% over the preceding Zen+ parts. Better single-core performance directly translates into higher frame-rates in gaming, one of the few segments where Intel’s chips still hold an advantage. According to Dr. Lisa Su’s keynote at Computex, the Zen 2 CPUs are up to 20-30% faster than competing blue team’s processors in gaming, something that has gamers and enthusiasts both excited.
Now, as per a user on Chiphell, the Ryzen 5 3600 is about 6.3% faster than the Intel i7-8700 in PUBG. This particular fellow claims to have access to an early sample and reports an average of 183FPS with the 3600 in the Battle Royale title. The 8th Gen i7 was slightly slower with an average of 172 FPS. Both the CPUs were paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and 3000MHz DDR4 memory.
This isn’t all that unexpected as a recent UserBenchmark showed the Ryzen 5 3600 to be well ahead of the Intel Core i9-9400. The single threaded performance was almost the same, but the multi-threaded performance was 60% higher, resulting in an average lead of 24% for the Zen 2 chip.
However, this is a bit too soon to celebrate as firstly, this isn’t a verified source, and secondly, the performance delta isn’t wide enough to chalk it as a solid win. Regardless, given that the 3600 is clocked slower than the Coffee Lake part, it’s impressive nonetheless. As shown by the Broadwell chips, the Ryzen 3000 chips might have an upper hand in gaming due to their increased cache size compared to their Intel counterparts.
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