Gaming Performance

Heaven

Here we see less than a 2FPS difference. Again, this is almost statistically insignificant.

The Division 2

In this test, we saw a slight FPS increase. This is inline with the idea that the clocks could have been a factor here. While this is something we can see on a graph, this isn’t something you’d see in game.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Again, we see a small difference on the positive side.

Hitman 2

This test showed the largest improvement as far as gaming goes we’ve seen so far. Its still not a huge gain but it is there.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a game that we had planned to include in our testing for the original Ryzen 9 3900X CPU review. Unfortunately, the game didn’t run. We figured it was due to something with our specific install and didn’t really think too much of it. As it turns out, it is impossible to run Destiny 2 on any Ryzen 9 3900X CPU at present. We reached out to AMD and they replied back stating they were aware of the situation and were working to correct it.

The developer of Destiny 2 is Bungie and they acknowledged this problem in their recent patch notes and on their forums as a known issue. Forbes reported that AMD has resolved this issue and sent updated AGESA code to motherboard manufacturers to resolve this problem. Therefore, the fix is inbound. Unfortunately, no one can say how long it will take to update every single BIOS for every single Ryzen 3000 compatible motherboard. My guess is that you could be looking at days to a couple of weeks for popular motherboards and less common or popular options will take far longer.

We will keep you updated on this particular issue as we hear more.