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Gaming Performance

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an action RPG with FPS elements, launched in August 2016, that uses the Dawn engine, being compatible with DirectX 12. We tested it using the benchmark included in the game, with DirectX 12 enabled, Full HD, and graphics options as “medium”.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Core i5-8400

On this game, the Core i5-8400 was 27% faster than the Ryzen 5 1500X, and 11% faster than the Core i5-7400.

Dirt Rally

Dirt Rally is an off-road racing game released in April 2015, using Ego engine. To measure performance using this game, we ran the performance test included in the game, in 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, image quality configured as “medium” and MSAA off.

The results below are expressed in frames per second (fps).

Core i5-8400

In this game, the Core i5-8400 was 29% faster than the Ryzen 5 1500X, and 19% faster than the Core i5-7400.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V, or simply GTA V, is an open-world action game released for PCs in April of 2015, using the RAGE engine. In order to measure performance in this game, we ran the performance test of the game, measuring the framerate with FRAPS. We ran GTA V at Full HD, with all image quality settings as “normal” and MSAA off.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Core i5-8400

In GTA V, the Core i5-8400 was 24% faster than the Ryzen 5 1500X, and 33% faster than the Core i5-7400.

Hitman

Hitman is an action/stealth game, launched in March 2016, that uses a DirectX 12 compatible version of the Glacier 2 engine. To measure performance in this game, we ran the benchmark in it, measuring the framerate with FRAPS. We ran this game in Full HD, with DirectX 12 enabled and image quality set as “medium”.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Core i5-8400

On Hitman, the Core i5-8400 was 46% faster than the Ryzen 5 1500X, and 48% faster than the Core i5-7400.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an adventure/action game launched in January of 2016, based on Foundation engine. In order to measure the performance using this game, we ran the benchmark included on it, using Full HD resolution and graphics quality set to “medium”.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Core i5-8400

Also on Rise of the Tomb Raider, the Core i5-8400 was 30% faster than the Ryzen 5 1500X, and 9% faster than the Core i5-7400.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open-world RPG, released in May of 2015 and based on the REDengine 3 engine. In order to measure the performance in this game, we walk around at the first scene of the game, measuring the framerate with FRAPS three times. We ran the game at Full HD (1920 x 1080), with image quality set to “medium”.

The results below are expressed in frames per second and represent the arithmetical mean of the three collected results.

Core i5-8400

In this game, the Core i5-8400 was 7% faster than the Ryzen 5 1500X, and performed similarly to the Core i5-7400.