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Tomb Raider, Ashes of the Singularity, Far Cry, The Division
The section used to test Rise of the Tomb Raider features varied environments, out in the open the frame rates are quite low while indoors we see much higher frame rates. What is important to note here is overclocking made little difference to the 7800X's performance, while I suspect the 7700K was able to max out the 1080 Ti. Again the 7700K was the superior processor in this title, offering just shy of 20% more performance.
I decided to test Ashes of the Singularity maxed out which was a bit of a mistake as the GTX 1080 Ti became the primary bottleneck. That said, with well over 60 fps at all times, that's certainly more than you need for this intense real-time strategy game.
Now these results are interesting for a few reasons. First of all the 6-core CPU gets absolutely blasted by the slightly higher clocked quad-core. You might be thinking these results don't look right and I'm with you on that one.
I triple checked the numbers though and they are indeed accurate. Interestingly this is reminiscent of what we saw when comparing the, the 8-core Ryzen 7 1800X for example was much much slower than the 7700K. In fact, given what I'm seeing here, the 1800X might actually be faster than the overclocked 7800X in this title so that's something I'm keen to check out soon.
The Division is a game that we have found to be GPU bound in the past but as I said this is a 30 game comparison so we threw it in to see if anything unusual is going on here. As you can see, there isn't...