AMD’s Ryzen 5 1400 Gaming Performance Leaked by Early Adopter

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Even though the NDA still isn’t up on AMD’s second volley of Ryzen-based CPUs, some lucky buyers are already running some of the upcoming Ryzen 5 processors after some sellers jumped the gun. Now, a YouTube video by user “Santiago Santiago.” is making the rounds in which he compares gaming performance between the Ryzen 5 1400 (4-core, 8-thread part @ 3.2 GHz base, 3.4 GHz boost), Intel’s i5 7400 (4-cores @ 3.0 GHz base, 3.5 GHz boost), and the Pentium G4560, a Kaby Lake dual-core CPU with Hyper Threading @ 3.5 GHz base clocks. The user even snapped a picture proving he has his hands on this chip.

AMD’s Ryzen 5 1400 was also tested while overclocked to 3.8 GHz – which puts it on a somewhat level playing field with Intel’s i5 7400, sometimes being bested by it (like in Battlefield 1) and sometimes besting it (like in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt). A Kingston HyperX Fury 2133@2666 MHz kit was used for both systems. Naturally, the 2-core, 4-thread Pentium G4560 trails both other tested processors by a fair margin in most games. The user has posted an index of sorts for the time slices on the YouTube video:

  • OCing at 00:16
  • Specs at 00:41
  • Battlefield 1 DX12 at 01:18
  • Fallout 4 at 04:03
  • GTA 5 at 04:51
  • Hitman DX12 at 06:49
  • Just Cause 3 at 07:39
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity at 08:06
  • The Witcher 3 at 08:57
  • Rise Of The Tomb Raider DX12 at 10:02

Keep in mind that AMD’s Ryzen gaming performance has seen multiple improvements as of late, though these improvements have been more dependent on game developers than on AMD itself. However, the company is looking towards BIOS updates that should improve Ryzen’s support and handling of high-speed DDR4 memory (with some latency improvements to boot), which should also provide some measure of a performance improvement.Source: Videocardz, YouTube