Intel Core i9-10900K and Core i5-10600K CPU Review


PUBG 1080P and 4K Gaming Benchmarks


PUBG is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole in 2017. The PC and console versions of the game have sold over 60 million units. As of May 2020, there are just shy of 600,000 people playing PUBG daily on the Steam platform.

PUBG 1080P Game Settings

To benchmark PUBG we used a game replay from a chicken dinner match that we played in squads on our sites Discord channel. We used the medium image quality preset and used FRAPS to replay the final two minutes of the match that involved a ton of smoke, molotovs and a train moving across the map while the final three teams fought in one of the smaller circles.

Here we found the Intel Core i9-10900K to be hands down the fastest processor and clearly why Intel still claims to be the fastest gaming processor around. Here the Intel Core i9-10900K was found to be 15% faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and about 9% faster than the Intel Core i9-9900K. This is of course at 1080P, which is the most commonly used resolution by gamers on the the latest Steam hardware survey.

As you go up in resolution the GPU begins to become the performance bottleneck and the performance gap closes down to almost nothing. The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X processor costs $120 and average 91 FPS at 4K on this game title. It you wanted to spend $500 to $750 on a processor you are looking at getting about 5 FPS more on average. So, just something to keep in mind when looking at system configurations for builds here in 2020 and 2021.