Star Wars Battlefront II, CS:GO, Deus Ex: MD, Dirt 4, F1 2017
Although we see the same frame time performance at 720p the 8700K did pull away quite considerably for the average frame rate. However this advantage wasn’t seen at 1080p or 1440p, here performance was much the same.
Here we see a massive discrepancy in the CS:GO benchmark between the frame time and average frame rate performance and this is mostly down to the fact that the benchmark is very diverse. Depending on the resolution the 8700K is between 11 - 24% faster than the 2700X when comparing 1% low performance.
However when it comes to the average frame rate the 8700K is between 33 - 52% faster which are obviously very significant margins. The only saving grace for the Ryzen 7 CPU is the fact that is averaged over 500 fps at all times, that’s probably enough even for the most pro of pro players.
Like Star Wars Battlefront II we see another title were the 8700K pulls well ahead at 720p for the average frame rate but not the frame time (minimum) frame rate. As we move to 1080p the performance margin is eliminated and naturally we see the same at 1440p as well.
DiRT 4 is one of the few games that is optimized for Ryzen and we see what kind of difference this can make as the 2700X delivered 21% greater frame time performance at 720p. Even at 1080p the 2700X still enjoyed an 11% performance advantage when looking at the frame time data.
Unlike DiRT 4, F1 2017 hasn’t been optimized for Ryzen processors and here the 8700K was 16% faster when looking at the average frame rate for the 720p data. The Intel processor remains 13% faster at 1080p though it has to be said the frame time performance is more competitive.