Far Cry 5
All three Core i9 processors encountered a sharp drop-off in our 99.9th percentile metrics, emphasizing a handful of hiccups during the benchmark. Overclocking helped smooth those out.
Meanwhile, Threadripper 2950X served up a smoother frame rate profile.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V favors Intel architectures and, more generally, multi-core designs with high clock rates.
This title prefers the higher boost clock rates available through PBO. Though Intel led through our benchmark, it is clear that AMD's targeted improvements made Threadripper 2950X a much more agile competitor than the previous-gen model.
Our Hitman benchmark was rendered almost useless by a patch that imposed a 90 FPS performance cap. A subsequent update restored our test to its prior glory.
The 0.3 FPS difference between our all-core overclock and PBO turned on fell within a margin of error.
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