Page 2:Architecture, NUMA & Game Mode
Page 3:Ryzen Master, Motherboards & Test Setup
Page 4:VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
Page 5:Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
Page 6:Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
Page 7:Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
Page 8:Office & Productivity
Page 9:Rendering, Encoding & Compression
Page 10:Workstation - Graphics
Page 11:Workstation - Compute
Page 12:Cooling, Clock Rates & Power Limits
Page 13:Power Consumption
Page 14:Final Analysis
Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
Civilization VI AI Test
Civilization VI's AI test measures CPU performance in a turn-based strategy game and tends to favor per-core performance.
Intel's high-end desktop roster dominated the Civilization VI AI benchmark.
Again, Threadripper 2950X fared well compared to previous-gen Threadripper models.
Although Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX landed behind its overclocked predecessors, automated tuning yielded a respectable performance boost.
This test continues to favor Intel architectures, and it's noteworthy that we don't have overclocked Core i7 and Ryzen 7 models in our chart to keep analysis simpler. But those CPUs offer the best value when gaming is your priority.
Civilization VI Graphics Test
Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX beat the stock 1950X and 1920X. And after enabling PBO, it also beat those two models overclocked as high as we dared take them.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 2990WX were much more competitive in this game once we enabled their PBO feature.
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- Architecture, NUMA & Game Mode
- Ryzen Master, Motherboards & Test Setup
- VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
- Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
- Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
- Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
- Office & Productivity
- Rendering, Encoding & Compression
- Workstation - Graphics
- Workstation - Compute
- Cooling, Clock Rates & Power Limits
- Power Consumption
- Final Analysis