AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor Review


Far Cry 5 At 1080P, 1440P and 4K

Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by parent company Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the eleventh installment and the fifth main title in the Far Cry series. It was released on March 27, 2018.

FarCry5 Benchmark

We will be using the built-in benchmark of Far Cry 5 v1.4.0 to test performance on these two desktop platforms to see which one games better.

Far Cry 5 Settings

We tested with the ‘Normal’ graphics quality preset with V-Sync disabled on both platforms.

Benchmark Results: Far Cry 5 just came out last month and is a popular game title right now. With the same NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE video card installed on each system running GeForce 391.35 WHQL drivers we saw pretty good performance differences between each of the processors we tested. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X performed better than expected and easily beat the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X flagship processor from 2017 and was just 5% slower than the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor when it came to 1080P gaming.

Benchmark Results: Running Far Cry 5 at 2560×1440 increased the GPU load and that helped close the performance gap between processors. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X had lower minimum and maximum frame rates, but the average FPS was still about the same as a Ryzen 7 2700X.

Benchmark Results: At 3840×2160 (4K UHD) all three processors were basically on the same performance level as we are mostly GPU bound, but Intel still led the Ryzen 7 2700X by a couple FPS. The Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X offer the same level of gaming performance at 4K as the performance bottleneck is at the GPU.