Now we come to the interesting testing we are sure you all can’t wait for, we were also anxious to get to this part and see how it all ends up for gaming performance. In order to test this properly, really get a good feel for it, and cover all the bases for the big picture, we decided to test 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolutions, all three resolutions to see from top to bottom how these CPUs affect performance games. For testing, we are using an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition video card. Since we are testing all 3 resolutions, it’ll be a good mix to see where the CPU matters and where it doesn’t.
Dying Light 2
In Dying Light 2 we see no difference at 4K resolution, however, we see a slight difference at 1440p and more pronounced differences at 1080p. At 1440p the Ryzen 7 7700X is about 1% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X. It’s also just a bit faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, but they are very close. Compared to the Intel Core i5-13600K though, the 1300K is faster by 2%. There is no difference between the 7600X and 7700X for gaming at 1440p here. At 1080p there are bigger differences though. The Ryzen 7 7700X is 6% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X, so there is a performance uplift from the previous generation. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is able to outperform the 7700X, so that is actually the better CPU here at 1080p, but ultimately they are close. The Intel Core i5-13600K is faster than the 7700X by 3% and edges out the 5800X3D as well.
In Cyberpunk 2077 we also see very similar performance again at 4K, and it is only 1440p and especially 1080p that there are any differences. At 1440p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 3% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X, so only a slight bump in performance. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D matches performance with the Ryzen 7 7700X. The 7700X is also 3% faster than the 7600X. The Intel Core i5-13600K is, however, 2% faster than the 7700X. At 1080p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 9% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X, so that is more significant. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D catches up to and surpasses the Ryzen 7 7700X slightly as the faster CPU for gaming. The 7700X and 7600X are the same in performance here. The Intel Core i5-13600K is 4% faster than the 7700X edging it out as the fastest performer here at 1080p.
Far Cry 6
In Far Cry 6, we do see some differences in performance across all resolutions. Starting at 4K the Ryzen 7 7700X, and in fact, all the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs have a bit of a deficit in framerate at 4K for some reason. It’s small, but it is consistent across all the CPUs, so that follows a pattern. In this case, the i5-13600K is 6% faster than the 7700X at 4K, as is the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. At 1440p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 5% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is 6% faster than the Ryzen 7 7700X! The 7700X and 7600X are the same in performance. The Intel Core i5-13600K is an even larger 8% faster than the Ryzen 7 7700X. At 1080p the Ryzen 7 7700X is a pretty bit 18% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X, which is a big uplift and noticeable. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is also a huge uplift, and it’s 7% faster than the 7700X. The Intel Core i5-13600K is an even better performance champion for this game, and it is 14% faster than the 7700X and 6% faster than the 5800X3D.