Benchmarks: Battlefield 1, Ghost Recon Wildlands
The Core i3-7350K is considerably slower than the Core i5-7600K in Battlefield 1, though frame rates are still up there on the dual-core CPU, never dipping below 80fps.
The 1600X and 7600K delivered similar minimums though it has to be said that the Ryzen CPUs offer smooth performance even with just four cores enabled.
Dropping down, the GTX 1070 closes the margin and again we see that the Ryzen CPUs deliver a better minimum result than the 7600K.
With GTX 1060 installed, performance between the parts is pretty even and well within the margin of error. Obviously this is because we're running into a heavy GPU bottleneck, but it gives us a good idea of how real-world gaming with a reasonably affordable GPU looks right now.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is another title that isn't too taxing on processor, though with a high-end GPU the Core i3-7350K does start to fall behind. Of note, Ryzen delivers the same performance whether four, six or eight cores are enabled here.
Moving to the GTX 1070, the margins between the various Ryzen configurations and the Core i3, i5 and i7 models are minimal.
When playing on the GTX 1060, it's only the Core i3-7350K that falls behind, albeit by a small margin.