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 Type Dimastech Easy XL
CPU Intel Core i7 8700K (Amazon)

AMD RYZEN 2600 ()

Motherboard ASUS Maximus X Formula (Amazon)

ASUS Crosshair VII HERO WiFi ()

RAM 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200MHz C15 (Amazon)
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Floe Riing 360 (Amazon)
Hard Drives Samsung 960 EVO 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe (Amazon)

Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SATA  (Amazon)

Optical LG BD-RW BH16NS40
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

Monitor ASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)
Case Fans 1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking Stations None
Testing PSU Thermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)
Legacy None
Mouse Logitech G502 (Amazon)
Keyboard Logitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)

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