A few days ago, Principled Technologies released some inaccurate benchmarks between the upcoming Intel Core i9 9900K CPU and the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. Principled Technologies used the Game Mode for AMD’s CPU which basically halved its available CPU cores, resulting in some really underwhelming and “fake” results. And after a huge backlash, the company went ahead and re-tested the games without this mode.
Principled Technologies tested 19 games which are Total War: WARHAMMER II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War 4, War Thunder, Ashes of the Singularity, Forza Motorsport 7, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Far Cry 5, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Fortnite, World of Tanks, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Grand Theft Auto V and Final Fantasy XV.
Now there is no question that the Intel Core i9 9900K will be the fastest CPU for video-games. However, the gap between the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Intel’s brand new CPU has been noticeably reduced. As such, these are more realistic results (well, at least we see more from third-party websites).
As we can see, the Intel Core i9 9900K will be around 10-22% faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X in most games. The enormous performance gap in Ashes of the Singularity, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 4 and Assassin’s Creed Origins has been reduced to more realistic numbers. In other titles, however, the performance gap remained the same. These titles, like Counter-Strike: GO, World of Warcraft and World of Tanks, seem to not be scaling well on multiple CPU cores.
Below you can find most of the new benchmarks, featuring numbers from both the Game Mode and the Creator Mode for AMD’s CPUs, and how they compete against Intel’s CPUs.