Benchmarks: F1 2017, Overwatch

F1 2017 utilizes the CPU about as well as any DirectX 11 title does and once overclocked we see fairly competitive numbers from the Ryzen 5 1600. It was 10% slower than the Core i5-8400 for the minimum result and just 6% for the average, so not a huge margin.

That said the margins do remain much the same even at 1080p as the overclocked Ryzen CPU continues to trail the new Core i5. Then at 1440p the R5 1600 delivers 7700K like performance and is now just 7% slower than the 8400.

Overwatch was tested using the ultra quality preset so it's far to say any of these CPUs will be sufficient for even the most demanding players. That said, the overclocked Ryzen 5 1600 was still 15% slower than the 8400 in this title and that meant the frame rate dipped 25fps lower, no not ideal for those chasing extreme frame rates in this title. Still, with an average of over 200fps the R5 1600 obviously provided a smooth experience.

Then at 1080p we run into a severe GPU bottleneck as the Vega 64 graphics card limits us to an average of around 165fps. Of course, the same is also seen at 1440p and here the CPU isn't afforded the opportunity to make a difference.