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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – Does AMD Have an Underrated Gaming Beast?

For the test platform, we went with the Intel 8700K on the Asus Maximus X Formula with Corsair Vengeance running at 3200MHz CL 15 for the Intel side. For AMD we are running the RYZEN 2600 and the Crosshair VII HERO WiFi with all of the other components carrying over for platform continuity. We are running a Thermaltake Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any throttling on the CPU. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro X64 with updates disabled. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider being far away from the norm we dismiss that result and run a 4th test. The 8700K used for this comparison has NOT been delidded as that would provide quite an unfair advantage as most users will not perform this on their rig if they will just be gaming.

Test Rig
Case TypeDimastech Easy XL
CPUIntel Core i7 8700K (Amazon)

AMD RYZEN 2600 (Amazon)

MotherboardASUS Maximus X Formula (Amazon)

ASUS Crosshair VII HERO WiFi (Amazon)

RAM32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200MHz C15 (Amazon)
CPU CoolerThermaltake Floe Riing 360 (Amazon)
Hard DrivesSamsung 960 EVO 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe (Amazon)

Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SATA  (Amazon)

OpticalLG BD-RW BH16NS40
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

MonitorASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)
Case Fans1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking StationsNone
Testing PSUThermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)
LegacyNone
MouseLogitech G502 (Amazon)
KeyboardLogitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)

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