Project CARS & Far Cry Primal
Project CARS is a CPU-intensive title that promotes parallelism by breaking tasks into smaller chunks and spreading them among available cores.
This game is dominated by the overclocked Core i7-7700K. Considering its relatively low price point, the Kaby Lake-based chip continued delivering excellent gaming value.
Much like the -7700K outperforms its high-end desktop counterparts, Ryzen 7 1800X also outpaces AMD's pricier CPUs. The Threadripper 1950X beats Intel's -7820X, and tuning widens the gap.
Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal does not initialize when it detects Threadripper's 32 threads, so we tested it with Legacy mode selected.
Intel's stock -7700K suffers several disturbing frame time outliers that manifest as visible stuttering during the benchmark.
Ryzen 7 1800X offers almost the same performance as the tuned Threadripper 1950X, suggesting that it might be a better value if you are strictly interested in gaming. The less expensive Ryzen 7 1700 facilitates similar overclocking headroom, and thus performance, in a majority of our game tests. That translates to additional value for enthusiasts willing to overclock.
An overclocked -7700K delivers the best performance by a significant margin during the benchmark's opening seconds. This translates to a higher average frame rate, but a 99th percentile measurement of 15.6ms. The Ryzen 7 1800X and Threadripper 1950X offer slightly better 99th percentile measurements of 15.3ms and 15.1ms, respectively.
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