AMD Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 Review: Great Value, Solid Performance

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Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600: Physics, Gaming, And Graphics

For our next series of tests, we moved on to some game-related metrics with 3DMark, specifically the physics benchmark that's part of the Fire Strike test, along with a couple of actual games. For the 3DMark Physics test, we simply create a custom 3DMark run consisting solely of the physics test, which is CPU dependent, and report the results...

Gaming: 3DMark Physics
Taking the GPU out of the Equation

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The Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 chips finish right on top of each other here. The 2700's lower clocks hold it back somewhat, though it's only a couple of frames per second behind the Core i7-8700K.

High Resolution Gaming Tests
1080P and 4K Gaming With GeForce GTX 1080

We also ran some high-resolution game and graphics tests on our test rigs 3DMark, Middle Earth: Shadow Of War and Rise Of The Tomb Raider. We used 3DMark's Fire Strike Extreme preset, and both of the games were run in two different configurations -- either 1080p with Medium details, or 4K with High/Very High details. The lower resolution tests are more CPU bound, while the higher resolution tests are more GPU bound.

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In this relatively high-resolution, more GPU-bound test, once you get up past the Core i5-8400, the deltas separating the various processors and platforms are relatively small. Both Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 are perfectly capable gaming chips according to 3DMark. 

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The high-resolution game tests tell essentially the same story. When the system is mostly GPU bound, the Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 have plenty off oomph to keep the graphics card fed -- the delta show here are within the margin of error for these tests.

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Moving on to the 1080p game tests, we see an interesting trend. Intel's latest Core architecture employed in its 8th Gen processors, produces the highest overall framerates at 1080p. The 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, however, aren't too far behind and they clearly have an advantage over their first-generation counterparts.

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