Battlefield 1, Mafia III, Gears of War 4, Titanfall 2
Battlefield 1 is probably one of the more important titles in this list and here the R5 1600 was able to match the 7800X out of the box. We find much the same once both CPUs are overclocked as they allowed the GTX 1080 Ti to spit out no less than 160fps. So while the 7700K might be a little faster, the 1600 is certainly suitable for 144Hz gamers in this title.
Mafia III is a bit of a dodgy title and I might end up dropping it soon depending on how many of you are keen to see it remain. Initially Ryzen looked great in this title, however with each patch Ryzen's performance seems to go backwards while Intel's improves, so I'm not sure what’s up with that. At one point Ryzen was actually beating the 7700K in this title at the stock clock speeds, now it trails by a 32% margin when looking at the minimum frame rate.
Overclocked the 1600 recovers quite a bit and is now just 7% slower than the 7800X, but still those stock results are concerning and I'm a little bit suspicious as to what's going on here. Anyway, Mafia III is a poorly optimized title and there will no doubt be some better built games released soon that I can replace it with.
Gears of War 4 is another title like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that just doesn't play well with Ryzen when using a GeForce graphics card. This is a DX12 only title as well so until AMD releases a high-end GPU, this is how things are going to look. Gears of War 4 is a pretty well put-together game, but I'd love to drop it personally so I don’t have to deal with the rubbish Windows store. This is the only game I test with from the Windows store and unless there is some incredible game released in the future it will be the last game I ever buy on this horrid platform.
Titanfall 2 plays well on just about anything and as a result it doesn't actually provide us with any interesting data. That said, it's nice to see the more affordable Ryzen 6-core hanging with the more expensive CPUs in this title.