Core i7 8700K vs. Ryzen 7 1800X For NVIDIA/Radeon Linux Gaming
Team Fortress 2 was delivering higher frame-rates with the i7-8700K.
While the Tomb Raider performance was very close between the tested processors.
Unigine Superposition also ended up running closely between platforms.
Xonotic and GpuTest were also largely GPU bound and delivering similar performance between the Intel Core i7 and AMD Ryzen 7 setups.
While the Ryzen 7 1800X offers two extra cores (or four threads), the Core i7 8700K ends up offering better performance at large thanks to its higher clock speeds with most current-generation Linux games unable to make use of the additional cores/threads. Additionally, the Ryzen 7 1800X retails for about $100 USD more than the Core i7 8700K Coffee Lake processor that launched earlier this month. For continued reading is also the similar tests done with a Core i3 / i5 / i7 for Linux gaming.
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