Gaming Performance 1080p
On this page, we are going to see how gaming performance is affected between the CPUs at 1080p, which is generally more CPU-dependent. We are using a fast NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition Video card. On the next page, we will look at 4K performance. We have chosen games that are mixed in being GPU dependent, and CPU dependent, all modern games.
As demanding graphically as Cyberpunk 2077 is, at 1080p and “Ultra” quality settings on the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition the CPU here does make a difference in performance. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is 5% faster. PBO adds a slight FPS increase.
Watch Dogs Legion
In Watch Dogs Legion we experience a much larger difference in performance between the CPUs at 1080p. The Ryzen 7 5800X is 16% faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X, which is very significant. It takes the framerate to over 100FPS with the Ryzen 7 5800X. Even turning on PBO adds 2% more performance.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has a very significant difference in performance based on the CPU at 1080p. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is a very large 28% faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU, with the same video card. This is a massive difference of 20FPS.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 does not have a large difference based on the CPU here, just about a 1% difference in performance at 1080p, this game is still very GPU bound even at 1080p at the highest in-game settings.
Crysis Remastered is also drastically affected by the CPU at 1080p with the same video card. The Ryzen 7 5800X is 27% faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X, a difference of 20FPS. This is significant in this game, it has some very rough areas in performance, and the CPU matters a lot.
Metro Exodus Enhanced
Metro Exodus Enhanced is very GPU bound, and it does have Ray Tracing enabled at 1080p. We see that the CPU doesn’t affect performance to any noticeable degree even at 1080p with the game at the highest in-game settings.