Benchmarks: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Total War Warhammer 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is another CPU demanding title and at 720p the eighth-gen Core series pushed over 180fps at all times. This is another older DX11 title that just doesn't play well with Ryzen. Here the overclocked R5 1600 was 21% slower than the 8400 and that's obviously a huge margin.
The massive deficit can also be seen even at 1080p as the overclocked R5 1600 was still 20% slower than the Core i5-8400 when comparing the minimum result.
As you would expect the margins do close up at 1440p but even so the R5 1600 is still 11% slower than the 8400 for the minimum result.
Total War Warhammer 2 offers both DX11 and DX12 support and I've tested using DX12. That said, even with the more modern API, the game doesn't utilize the CPU that well and doesn't really call for more than a quad-core chip. Like what we saw with PUBG, it seems gamers are better off with the 7700K quad-core in these titles.
Testing at 720p showed the 7700K to be 13% faster than the 8400 for the average frame rate and 27% faster than the overclocked Ryzen 5 1600.
However, once we make the jump to 1080p frame rates tumble and now all tested CPUs deliver the same average and minimum result. As you would expect, this is also true at 1440p as we were heavily GPU bound here.