A benchmark test made by PCGH between Intel and Ryzen chips revealed that the former is having a much superior performance while playing AAA games.

The testing was made through various benchmark software and using the GeForce RTX 4090 EPIC-X GPU, which catered to the below results. Though the Ryzen chip came close to Intel’s counterpart in application usage, it was significantly behind in gaming programs.

Benchmark Testing of Desktop CPUs

Two of the prominent desktop hardware OEMs – Intel and AMD would always be fighting over the No 1 position in this space with their respective cutting-edge technologies. But what determines their effectiveness is always the third-party testing in several conditions.

In this pursuit, the team from PC Games Hardware (PCGH) has tested about 28 Intel Core and AMD Ryzen CPUs – against six benchmark software with eleven of the recent and popular AAA games. The bunch included,

  • The Callisto Protocol
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dying Light
  • F1 22
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Total War Warhammer 3
  • The Witcher 3 (Next-gen version)
  • Anno 1800
  • Hitman 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077

And for benchmark software, the team considered CineBench R23 3DMark Time Spy Extreme (CPU), Handbrake, 7-Zip, Adobe Premiere Pro (Puget), and Adobe Photoshop (Puget) for testing. Regarding the process, they noted out of 21 total tests, 6 are some of the top benchmark tests in the market.

But what’s intriguing is the resolution limits they’ve chosen – with each test running in 720p and a screen resolution size of 1280 x 720. The team reasoned this limitation citing as “usual” resolution one would have. Yet, they used PNY GeForce RTX 4090 EPIC-X GPU with ReBAR activated and updated drivers.

The results, as you see above, show Intel chips topping the charts against AMDs. Intel’s high-end Core i9-13900KS has outperformed Ryzen’s 7950X processor, although it offers similar frequency – but twelve threads less with the same memory.

Testers noted a performance rate of 19.4% and 3.2% for Intel chips against AMDs in terms of gaming and application usage. This shows how superior the Intel chips are against Ryzen in terms of gaming performance.


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