Benchmarks: Project Cars 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Project Cars 2 is a new racing simulator that is quite CPU demanding. Overclocking Ryzen only boosted the average frame rate by 6% and this meant the R5 1600 was still 15% slower than the Core i5-8400 at 720p.
Moving to 1080p reduces this margin to just 9%, here the R5 1600 was good for 115fps on average while the 8400 managed 127fps. Finally at 1440p we end up with the same 100fps average and 84fps minimum for the R5 1600 and 8400.
Next up we have PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and these results are more competitive than what I was expecting, though that's mostly because CPUs with more than four cores seem to confuse this title.
While the 7700K looks very mighty, the 8400 is quite a bit slower and in fact only matches the performance of the overclocked Ryzen 5 1600.
Once we jump to 1080p, we're now GPU limited and the overclocked R5 1600 delivered the same experience as the 7700K and 8400. This is of course also seen at 1440p and here the stock 1600X also catches up, so not much else to report really. Let's move on to Rainbow Six Siege.