The AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Reviewby Ian Cutress on February 11, 2019 11:45 AM EST
Gaming: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX12)
The latest instalment of the Tomb Raider franchise does less rising and lurks more in the shadows with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. As expected this action-adventure follows Lara Croft which is the main protagonist of the franchise as she muscles through the Mesoamerican and South American regions looking to stop a Mayan apocalyptic she herself unleashed. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the direct sequel to the previous Rise of the Tomb Raider and was developed by Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics and was published by Square Enix which hit shelves across multiple platforms in September 2018. This title effectively closes the Lara Croft Origins story and has received critical acclaims upon its release.
The integrated Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark is similar to that of the previous game Rise of the Tomb Raider, which we have used in our previous benchmarking suite. The newer Shadow of the Tomb Raider uses DirectX 11 and 12, with this particular title being touted as having one of the best implementations of DirectX 12 of any game released so far.
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All of our benchmark results can also be found in our benchmark engine, Bench.
The 2500X wins in most of our SoTR tests, however the 2600 is always a few frames above the 2500X.
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romrunning - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkIt may just be me, but all of the links on the "Pages In This Review" at the bottom of the main page simply return me to the main page.
romrunning - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkBut the drop-down to the specific page works as expected.
evilspoons - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkIt's definitely not just you. I spent a few tries wondering what I was doing wrong and re-read the start of the article until I tried the drop-down menu instead of the links.
Ian Cutress - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkThat's my fault, as the hyperlinks need to be manually added. I had messed up the part of the URL after the /show/13945. It should be fixed now.
Kevin G - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkI noticed this as well.
IGTrading - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkThank you Ian for a good review.
I completely agree with the conclusion that the 2300X makes perfect sense, but the 2500X is harder to place in the picture ...
On the other hand, despite 2400G and the 2500X have the same TDP, if I look at the graph with full load power consumption, I can clearly see that the latter has a very generous thermal limit, compared with the 2400G where the thermal envelope seems to be very strictly limited.
Meaning OEMs will probably be able to use the 2500X for cheaper gaming systems where auto-overclocking is used as a feature and AMD will thus be able to offer something better for a lower price.
This also allows AMD to push AM4 harder on the market, giving itself the opportunity to future upgrades for AM4 buyers.
So the 2500X will show considerably better performance than the 2400G despite the similar config (minus the iGPU) while not cannibalizing the 2600 nor the 2400G.
If AMD manages to sell more 2500X through OEMs, AMD also builds a future upgrade market for itself, unlike Intel that will likely push buyers into purchasing new machines.
dromoxen - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkppl buying these CPUs are not the sort to be upgrading the CPU.. to most the computer is a closed box and is upgraded as a whole . I do wonder where all these cores are going .. I mean its great to have 4 6 8 cores with another 8 hyperthreads .. but who is using all that power ? Lets make 4 cores the absolute limit , unless you have a Govt permit to purchase more.
GreenReaper - Monday, February 11, 2019 - linkBrowsers have been getting a lot better at using multiple cores, and websites surely do enough in the background nowadays to justify the effort.
RadiclDreamer - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - linkWhy would there be any limit on how man cores? Whats it to you that I want to transcode movies faster, or multitask more, or anything else? And government permit to have more? Thats just insane.
kaidenshi - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - linkHe's trolling like he always does. Anything to get under someone's skin enough to get a reaction out of them.