AMD has managed to outperform archrival Intel in many areas. In one sector, however, it still seems to be inferior to the competition – new benchmarks show. But it is better to take a critical look at the results. Then the comparison is not entirely fair.
Intel defends its throne: Mobile processors offer more gaming performance
AMD has been making life difficult for Intel for years. In particular, with the Ryzen 3000 processors for desktop PCs and the 4000 models for the laptop area, the company has managed to catch up with the competition in many areas or even to outdo them. In one area, however, Intel still seems to be wearing trousers, as wccftech reports: gaming.
Because according to the new “Real World Performance” benchmarks, which were carried out by Intel itself, the company’s own mobile processors are still superior to the portfolio of the competition. Specifically, the gaming performance of the Intel Core i7-10750H was compared with that of the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H. Depending on the game, the performance differences are between 0 and 37 percent. The chips were tested in Lenovo laptops, in which only the CPU and the clock speed of the RAM differed. An Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti was used as the graphics card, and the computer also had 16 GB of RAM. A 512 GB SSD served as mass storage.
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Game performance was verified in 36 games by Intel. In 14 of them, including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and GTA 5, the performance difference was over 10 percent. In 21, including Hitman 2 and PUBG, between 3 and 10 percent. Only in Rise of the Tomb Raider were both systems about the same. All games were tested in Full HD resolution, but you won’t find any information on the graphics settings. It’s a shame, after all, this information would have been interesting and relevant. For example, greatly reduced graphics settings ensure that games tend to run into the CPU limit, while high settings make the GPU a bottleneck. The former could play into Intel’s cards in these tests.
In the desktop segment, too, the two competitors have a tough fight:
Intel Better At Games: An Unfair Comparison?
A factor that should not be forgotten: Intel’s processor consumes significantly more power than the AMD chip under load. While the Intel processor sometimes allows up to 80 watts, the AMD chip can fall back on a maximum of 65 watts. The comparison of the CPUs is not a completely fair comparison, but it is still significantly better than Intel’s last attempt, when the test values were turned out in its favor thanks to nasty tricks.