Rise of the Tomb Raider update - Has AMD Performance Ryzen?
Published: 30th May 2017 | Source: OC3D Internal testing | Price: |
Performance changes - 1080p, 1440p and 4K
Thanks to the strict time constraints of Computex, the time for in-depth testing is limited but thankfully Rise of the Tomb Raider does have a built-in benchmarking utility to provide us with some before and after performance numbers for Rise of the Tomb Raider's new Ryzen patch.
Anyone who is well acquainted with Rise of the Tomb Raider will know that the minimum framerate results for this benchmark can be unreliable, so we will be sticking to the game's average framerate numbers, which see a healthy increase at both 1080p and 1440p. 4K results remain within a 1% margin of error, confirming that there are no GPU related changes in this patch.
With our Ryzen 7 1700X at 4GHz, we see a 9.7% performance improvement, which is huge considering the fact that this is with an overclocked 8-core with 3200MHz memory. At the higher resolution of 1440p, where the game would be a lot less CPU limited, there is still a 3.9% performance gain, showcasing that even high-resolution gamers can benefit from CPU performance optimisations.
Larger performance gains could be possible in situations where the game is more CPU limited, like when a lower clocked CPU is used or when lower speed memory is utilised. The Ryzen CPU we have used here is at 4GHz and with 3200MHz memory, which is pretty much a best case scenario for Ryzen, making these performance gains the very least that Ryzen users should expect from Rise of the Tomb Raider.
- Update - We have now updated our testing with stock performance results for our Ryzen 7 1700X, showing an even larger (14%) increase in framerate and post patch results that closely match the results from the same system in an overclocked state.
This proves that the game is now GPU limited and also that the performance gain from this patch can be much larger depending on how CPU limited your system is.
We can see below that our stock Ryzen 7 1700X now performs better at stock than the same system did while overclocked before this patch, which is an impressive change in itself.