These benchmarks do not represent real-world gameplay by any stretch of the imagination. These tests are conducted using built-in benchmarking tools utilizing the game engine. These tests are designed to stress the CPU’s power system as well as ensure proper functionality. These are all run at CPU limited resolutions to try our best to remove the video card as a bottleneck.
One additional note about gaming performance is that these are average values. They do not tell the whole story. Specifically, Destiny 2’s low’s and high’s help tell a very different story than what the average reports are. Fortunately, while the lows are considerably lower than that of Intel CPU’s, the amount of frames that drop into the lowest range are extremely few. As a result, it isn’t something you necessarily feel. I had intended on showing averages, minimums, and maximum frame rates, but this proved to be an extremely massive undertaking. Not all the in-game benchmarks provide this data, which means I have to use something like NVIDIA’s Frameview to do it. For that data to be meaningful, I had to gather this data on all the processors listed, which is a daunting task. This is something I hope to bring to future reviews, but couldn’t get done here.
This is the second of two tests I misplaced the 3900X data on. The 3700X here was tested on the ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero and boost clocks were close to the correct values.
Here we see nearly the same scores across all of the 3900X configurations.
In The Division 2, the scores on the AMD test systems are nearly the same once again. However, when overclocked, the ASUS board was slightly faster than the MSI.
Tomb Raider results are again very much the same on the ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero are almost identical to those of the MSI board.
It’s more of the same once again. The MSI is still a little faster, but only to a degree which is nearly insignificant.
In this test, our average frame rates lag behind the MSI board ever so slightly. Most likely, due to the boost clocks being slightly better on the MSI board.