The latest AMD CPUs appear to show that the top-of-the-line Ryzen 5 CPUs are best for gamers. This is because the double CCD (Core Compute Die) configurations found in these processors are falling foul of Microsoft’s thread scheduler and performing worse than they should.
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In a tweet posted by CapFrameX, AMD’s flagship chip of this generation was revealed to be lagging behind single-CCD competitors in some games—with Metro Exodus dropping from a consistent 176fps on average to 151fps at stock speeds when running with the Ryzen 9 7950X.
Turning off the second circuit board can unlock more processing power, but halving the core count is not something you’d want to do after spending $699 on the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. Alternatively, you could just pick up a chip with a single circuit board by default, such as the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X or AMD Ryzen 7 7700X.
CapFrameX also tested to see if performance improved after turning off SMT (Simultaneous MultiThreading) and sure enough, it did. But, and it’s an important point here—the single CCD version of the chip without SMT performed even better—it managed 190fps with no other changes!
Buying or building your PC can be a real pain with limitless possibilities of hardware and software can popup at any time.