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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 shown to post 6.3% higher FPS than an Intel Core i7-8700 in PUBG

Could the Ryzen 5 3600 be the CPU of choice for gaming? (Source: PCWorld)
Could the Ryzen 5 3600 be the CPU of choice for gaming? (Source: PCWorld)
An AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was shown to beat the Intel Core i7-8700 in a leaked PUBG benchmark over at the Chiphell forum. The Ryzen 5 3600 was shown to average about 6.3% higher than the 8700 when both of them were paired with DDR4-3000 RAM and a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The larger cache size on Ryzen could work well for gamers, but further data and testing are needed for an absolute conclusion.

AMD's new Ryzen 3000 CPUs are no doubt the talk of the town at the moment, but what is even more enticing are some of the performance figures that are leaking out. Someone over at the Chiphell forum apparently had access to the entry-level Ryzen 5 3600 and was able to bench it against the Intel Core i7-8700. From the initial results, it looks like this chip can punch above its weight when it comes to gaming. 

According to user Wolid on the forum, both the systems comprised of DDR4-3000 RAM (the capacity wasn't mentioned) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPUs. The Ryzen 5 3600 seems to have scored an average of 183 fps against the Core i7-8700's average of 172 fps — a 6.3% increase on average and a 10% gain on the maximum FPS values. Recently, a UserBenchmark score showed the Ryzen 5 3600 outpacing both the Core i7-8700 and the Ryzen 7 2700X with an average score of 103%. It even managed to beat the Core i7-9700K in multi-core scores. 

The Ryzen 5 3600 is a whole 400 Mhz slower than the 8700 in boost clock so the the increased cache size on Zen 2 (35 MB for Ryzen 5) could be the one tilting scores in AMD's favor. It will be interesting to evaluate how well the inter-CCX and inter-chiplet latency are optimized to further enhance cache performance. 

A word of caution, though. PUBG testing has a lot of randomness and the 6% difference we see is well within the expected deviation. Nevertheless, it still underlines the improvements AMD has brought into Zen 2 to cater to gamers.

Zen 2's IPC and enhanced single-threaded performance was touted a lot during Dr. Lisa Su's demonstration on stage at Computex 2019 so we might be in for a treat if the numbers actually turn out to be true in real-world benchmarks. Gamers stand to gain big time and with more games being optimized for multi-core performance, for once, AMD will finally be able to break Intel's hegemony in single-threaded workflows and gaming. 

Are you excited for AMD's new Ryzen 3000 offerings? Let us know in the comments below.


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-06- 4 (Update: 2019-06- 4)