Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
Middle-earth: Shadow Of War
The $124 Core i3-8100 continued its dominance at the top of our chart. With that said, Middle-earth: Shadow of War doesn't scale particularly well, so there wasn't a ton of difference between our fastest and slowest CPUs.
Many of today's games are similarly constrained by graphics horsepower, which is important to remember when you're shopping for a budget-oriented chip. Just look at Ryzen 3 2200G's performance: overclocking didn't help it much at all.
Project CARS 2
Project CARS 2 is purportedly optimized for threading, and our test sequence did run better under Ryzen 3's four physical cores than the Pentium's two Hyper-Threaded cores.
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