Online gaming results (low settings)
Here we decided to combine the results of the various multiplayer games tested, as they typically play low settings and the behavior of the processors is far more important in this case. At the same time, the Radeon RX 5600 XT is a fast enough card that each processor can show its maximum.
And frankly, things are brutal in every way. Just by the fact that the Ryzen 3 1200 “AF” uses a CCX and the new architecture we have a 20 to 60% increase in productivity, which can be said to be a whole new level of gameplay. The average increase is almost 40%. Frankly, this is a pretty big surprise. Overclocking adds about 10% more to this. Finally, the Ryzen 5 2600 is literally in a different universe, bringing the minimum footage in all games except COD Warzone to over 120+ FPS.
So whoever explains to you how there is no use for multi-threaded gaming processors these days, especially for online titles, is seriously trying to get you through. Given that the frequency of the fiberglass Ryzen 3 1200 “AF” was at the level of the maximum turbo frequency of Ryzen 5 2600, the latter should also suffer from the fact that it has 2 CCX and may need communication between their caches, it we see no other reason for the increase in COD: Warzone, Fortnite and Apex Legends besides most threads. Yes, in CS: GO and Overwatch, it seems that 4 fast cores are enough, since there was no particular difference between the overclocked 4-core processor and the 6-core, but these are 2 of the 5 games tested.
The end result is that in 7 out of 11 games, we have the significant benefit of using the Ryzen 5 2600 with a not so high-end graphics adapter. As good as the performance Ryzen 3 1200 “AF” is, even after overclocking, it is definitely worth the extra charge for Ryzen 5 1600 “AF” (Ryzen 5 2600 – 5%). And these are just average frames, and we have to add other factors to this, such as the much slower loading in some games, to the fact that, with fast scene changes, 4-core processors simply can’t handle loading new objects and whole pieces of the game are missing at the beginning of the scene.