Grand Theft Auto V
You could be forgiven for thinking that Grand Theft Auto V—which initially released in 2013, although it didn’t hit the PC until two years later—is a bit long in the tooth to test modern machines, but thanks to continual updates for the game’s online mode, it remains one of the top-played games on Steam. As with our other games, testing in the relatively-modest 1920×1080 resolution allows this title to tease out performance differences between even the latest CPUs.
You know, when testing Intel and AMD hardware together, it’s not that unusual to have two distinct clusters of CPUs. What is unusual this time around is that there are AMD and Intel CPUs in both clusters. Much as with Crysis 3, the new Ryzens really shine in GTA V. This result is particularly encouraging given that this title has historically been a sticking point for AMD.