How pointless, not many enthusiasts even game at 1080p. It is mostly 1440p/144Hz, it is where playing at is best.
You dont buy a monster PC to game at 720p, with low settings.
Thats why I linked a 1440p bench, with that ~1% differnce between the 3900x and a 9900k.
It shows real world, situtation (where it matters).
The fact is if you have a overclocked 2080ti, theres many CPU's able to fully feed it.
For gameing its a waste of money currently to buy alot of these upper limit CPUs.
Why waste money on a beefy cpu (for gameing) just to run into a GPU bottleneck?
(maybe with next gen games, and stronger GPU's than are currently on the market, this will change, but right now? just a waste imo)
looks like both of you didn't understand why they test in 720p.
They also do test in 1080p, 1440p and in 4k (the latter only in GPU tests), but the CPU score comes from 720p as it eliminates the GPU limit. It's to push the GPU limit as far away as possible to see what the reserves of the CPU are for future, more demanding games or doing stuff on the side, like streaming for instance
1440p tests are good to see what they reach now, but doesn't show what the limits of the CPUs are, since those tests are always GPU bound. So no 1440p bench can tell you if the CPU has any headroom left. Granted, it's not perfect (core utilization, or lack of it, has an effect on the score), but it still shows how much headroom, if any, the CPU has left.
Thats just it though.... its a non-sense test, because it doesnt reflect the real world usage of the CPU.
It honestly shouldnt matter to anyone who's fastest at 720p (eliminating the GPU limits) because thats never going to show up in real world usage.
"It's to push the GPU limit as far away as possible to see what the reserves of the CPU are for future, more demanding games or doing stuff on the side, like streaming for instance"
Rather wait for the future to get here, and then see then, how they actually perform, instead of useing a metric that doesnt matter, to try and predict the future.
In my view those 720p tests, are just numbers without meaning, for bragging rights.
Its a stupid test, if it doesnt actually reflect anything (no one buys these monster cpus, or gpus to game at 720p).
Also you cant be sure that what works now at 720p benchmark, will reflect performance in the future.
That makes it a worthless bench.
Last edited by JRPGfan - on 20 September 2019
And a bad way to compare CPUs.