AMD Ryzen 5000 series tested in games against Intel Core i9 10900K

The results look promising for Zen 3 chips

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The AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors have been described as the pinnacle of desktop CPUs but without concrete stats for how they perform, these are simply words. However, thanks to a Brazilian YouTuber Pichau, we actually have those concrete stats, detailing the gaming performance of the Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X. Unfortunately, the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X wasn’t showcased but this is expected soon. But, for even more juicy stats for you, Pichau compared all of these CPUs to an Intel 10th gen counterpart – the Intel Core i9 10900K.

Before we breakdown the actual FPS outputs you can expect to receive from these three chips, let’s first talk about the setup that was used to test them on. For the RAM, he used 16GB of DDR4-3600 MHz (Team group T-Force) memory, for storage, a 1TB CARDEA Z440 SSD, a 1050W Fonte PSU for the power supply, and finally, an ASUS TUF B550M motherboard. For the Intel comparison, the exact same setup was used but with the obvious change of the motherboard to an ASUS TUF Z490-Plus Gaming variant. All of these components were paired up with a newly released RTX 3070 GPU, great for you budget PC builders out there that are wanting some insight into how a next-gen price-conscious gaming PC is going to hold up.

AMD 5000 Series Tested In Games

So, for the actual game testing, the CPUs had to tackle 15 different titles including the ever-present GTA 5 as well as the newly released Watch Dogs Legion. The Intel Core i9 10900K was tested as both stock and at a 5.0 GHz overclock to try and match the power of the stock Ryzen chips, which had no overclocking applied.

Average FPS 1% Low FPS Average 1% Low
Ryzen 5900X (Stock) 184 103 107% 101%
Core i9-10900K (OC 5 Ghz) 177 102 103% 100%
Core i9-10900K (Stock) 172 102 100% 100%
Ryzen 5800X (Stock) 184 101 107% 99%
Ryzen 5600X (Stock) 181 100 105% 98%
Ryzen 3600X (Stock) 157 94 91% 92%

As shown by the graphs and table above, all 3 AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs showcase their incredible power and back up the claims that we’re made at Dr. Su’s October 8th event. While these processors do outperform the Intel variant in most games, when pitted against the previous 3000 series generation, there doesn’t seem to be a huge uplift. So, it does beg the question of whether the price of the 5000 series is justified or whether consumers should either still opt for a 3000 series chip or hang on for those Zen 4 CPUs that are rumored to be coming sooner rather than later.

What are your thoughts? Does the AMD Ryzen 5000 series stack up in your gaming performance estimates? Let’s not forget, these were paired with an RTX 3070 GPU so if you’re going to be pushing your CPU even further with a more powerful graphics card, you might even see an extraordinary difference.