AMD Ryzen 5 vs. Intel Core i5 in games: the conclusion

Which CPU is the best choice for gaming?

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Benchmarks: GTA V

In GTA V Intel generally performs better, both on medium and ultra settings. On medium settings the RX 580 loses the most performance, relatively, while on ultra settings the Nvidia card loses the most performance when switching to Ryzen. GTA V remains an Intel and Nvidia title, and the frame times all but confirm this.

Frame times (lower is better)

  Core i5 7600K Ryzen 5 1600X % Intel vs. AMD
  GTX 1060 RX 580 GTX 1060 RX 580 GTX 1060 RX 580
GTA V 1080p medium 7.9 ms 9.4 ms 9 ms 11.4 ms 12% 18%
GTA V 1080p ultra 22 ms 26.2 ms 25.9 ms 28.2 ms 15% 7%
GTA V 1440p medium 7.6 ms 9.6 ms 8.9 ms 11.5 ms 15% 17%
GTA V 1440p ultra 30.1 ms 36.2 ms 33.7 ms 36.8 ms 11% 2%

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two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Boxed

Socket AM4, 3.6 GHz, 6 cores, 95 W, 14 nm

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£192.27

Avg. £199.00
8 shops, 5x stock

Intel Core i5 7600K Boxed

Socket 1151, 3.8 GHz, 4 cores, 95 W, 14 nm, Integrated graphics

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£99.98

Avg. £210.29
7 shops, 6x stock

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