Page 1:Two More Cores, Four Fewer Threads
Page 2:Overclocking, Power and Test Setup
Page 3:VRMark, 3DMark and AotS: Escalation
Page 4:Civilization VI Graphics and AI, Dawn of War III
Page 5:Far Cry 5, GTA: V and Hitman
Page 6:Shadow Of War and Project CARS 2
Page 7:Office and Productivity
Page 8:Rendering, Encoding and Compression
Civilization VI Graphics and 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.
The Ryzen processors trail due to their lower per-core performance, determined by instruction-per-clock (IPC) throughput and frequency. Intel's Coffee Lake microarchitecture already dominates in comparisons of IPC, but bolstering it with higher clock rates extends the design's lead.
Civilization VI Graphics Test
The Core i7-9700K leads in this test as well, which typically favors physical cores over simultaneous multi-threading.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Ryzen 7 2700X is more competitive in the Warhammer 40,000 benchmark, largely because this game responds well to threading.
Intel's careful excision of Hyper-Threading, along with the addition of two extra cores and higher clock rates, gives Core i7-9700K an advantage over its predecessor. But once we overclock both CPUs, the difference between them is imperceptible.
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