Ranking of the processors to play in 1080p

What is the best processor to play in HD, ie in 1080p nowadays. As we can see in the table below, the difference in performance today is quite thin between the processors available on the market. It is mainly the video card that does most of the work these years. And the games are very well optimized for the cards, whatever the CPU.

ProcessorPerformance index for video games in 1080p
Intel Core i5-8600K
Intel Core i7-8086K 120.3
Intel Core i7-8700K 117.2
Intel Core i7-7740X 115.6
Intel Core i9-7960X 114.2
Intel Core i7-5960X 112
Intel Core i9-7920X 110.5
Intel Core i9-7980XE 110.5
Intel Core i9-7900X 110.4
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 109.3
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 107.2
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 105.5
Intel Core i7-7700K 105.1
Intel Core i7-7820X 103.2
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 101.4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 100.9
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 100.0
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 98.8
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 94.8
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 93.5

The index is a summary of the tests performed on the following games in 1920 x 1080: Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War III, The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Overwatch, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Grand Theft Auto V, Far Cry 5, Doom, Crysis 3, Call of Duty Warfare, Assassin’s Creed, Ashes of Singularity, Battlefield 1, Civilization VI Graphics Test, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Fallout 4, Ghost Recon Wildland, Hitman, Middle Earth Shadow of War, Project Cars 2, Starwars Battlefront 2, The Division, Total War : Warhammer. The settings are put in ultra mode. The graphics card used is the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080.

The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X processor was used as a reference for this index.


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