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AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Review

Project CARS & Far Cry Primal

Project CARS

Project CARS is a CPU-intensive title that promotes parallelism by breaking tasks into smaller chunks and spreading them among available cores.

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Even though the Ryzen 5 1400 can work on eight threads at a time, it loses to Intel's dual-core Core i3 CPUs. In fact, the Ryzen 3 1300X easily outperforms AMD's 1400.

Intel's decision to add Hyper-Threading to its Pentium family, which many enthusiasts perceived as preparation for the Ryzen onslaught, pays dividends in this title. Meanwhile, those Core i3s remain convincing.

Far Cry Primal

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Far Cry Primal's Dunia Engine 2 tends to respond well to high clock rates and IPC throughput, but it also responds well when SMT is disabled.

As the only processor in our line-up without SMT, the 1300X delivers solid stock performance and a great experience after overclocking.


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Paul Alcorn is the Deputy Managing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He writes news and reviews on CPUs, storage and enterprise hardware.