Benchmarks: Total War Warhammer, Overwatch

Total War: Warhammer is a CPU demanding game that can make good use of multiple threads. Right away, even with the GeForce GTX 1060 we can see the G4560 getting left behind. The plucky little Pentium was still able to provide decent performance, though the Ryzen CPUs were noticeably better here.

Despite that, increasing the rendering power with the GTX 1070 did little to improve performance for the red team and we see the same minimum frame rates. The i5-7400 did see a nice 15% boost though even it isn't getting the most out of the 1070. That being the case the move to the faster GTX 1080 made little to no difference and we were now faced with an extreme CPU bottleneck for all five configurations.

Next up we have Overwatch, another game that can put many threads to work. Surprisingly all five CPU configurations were able to max out the GTX 1060, which obviously includes the dual-core HT enabled G4560. Moving to the GTX 1070 changed things quite a bit and now we see the G4560 falling well behind as it was only able to improve over its 1060 result by 10%.

Meanwhile, the Ryzen 3 1200 enjoyed 27% more performance and 34% more for the R3 1300X, the latter of which was comparable to the i5-7400 here while the R5 1400 pushed a little further ahead.

Upgrading to the GTX 1080 does little to improve performance though we are seeing better gains here than most of the games tested so far. The R5 1400 minimum frame rate was boosted by 12%, though just 9% for the R3 1300X. Still, the G4560 created an even more extreme bottleneck and only increased performance by 4%.