Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 placed the Coffee Lake-based Pentiums in front of their predecessors by a significant margin, which is impressive since both generations were launched at similar price points.
The Pentium Gold G5600 and G5400 beat AMD's stock Ryzen 3 processors. However, overclocking the Ryzens propelled them into the lead.
Grand Theft Auto V
Again, the Coffee Lake-based Pentiums beat their previous-gen equivalents.
This time around, though, AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G didn't need an overclock to establish dominance. Tuning improved its position even more.
Hitman showed Intel's Pentium CPUs landing in a familiar order. Meanwhile, the stock Ryzen 3 2200G tumbled in our rankings. It's a good thing for AMD that overclocking is so effective.
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