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Ashes of the Singularity gets AMD Ryzen performance update

by Mark Tyson on 30 March 2017, 11:01

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With the launch of the AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs and subsequent flood of reviews there did indeed seem to be something amiss with regards to gaming performance. Oddly, things were even more skewed in 1080p gaming, as some other reviews sites focussed upon. These results were surprising given the 8C/16T AMD Ryzen chips' storming success in many productivity applications and benchmarks.

As the 'poor gaming performance' whispers became a virtual cacophony on the internet, AMD quickly responded with a statement. In summary, the statement said that until now 1080p gaming on PCs had been quite heavily optimised for Intel Core CPUs. Thus to improve things going forward AMD was seeding hundreds of Ryzen dev kits, and already developers like Oxide Games and Creative Assembly had seen "significant performance uplifts".

Now Oxide has a new build of Ashes of the Singularity to share and independent third parties can verify that its Ryzen optimisations pay impressive dividends. I saw both PCPer and Legit Reviews test the updated AOTS game - version 26118 against the previous retail shipping version 25624. I've included a couple of graphs from the Legit Reviews comparison here, for their compact simplicity (above and below).

There are considerable performance uplifts in all resolutions tested. As highlighted above, average frames per second performance goes up by almost a third, depending upon screen resolutions tested. Legit Reviews did its testing on a stock clocked AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor with DDR4 2933MHz memory at CL14 timings.

AMD and Oxide show us the possibilities but haven't finished yet, so let's hope everyone gets on board to make the most of Ryzen CPUs. Stardock and Oxide CEO Brad Wardell asserted "As good as AMD Ryzen is right now – and it's remarkably fast – we've already seen that we can tweak games like Ashes of the Singularity to take even more advantage of its impressive core count and processing power. AMD Ryzen brings resources to the table that will change what people will come to expect from a PC gaming experience."

AMD will launch its important mid-market Ryzen 5 CPUs on 11th April, the same day as the Windows 10 Creators Update starts to roll out.



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So, another 12 months and most new titles should perform properly on Ryzen.

This still only puts it on par with a 7700k and well behind the 6900k (at least in AotS, would be nice to see what happens as more patches are released for other games).

Lets hope Ryzen2 doesn't require different optimisations………
Well ryzen2 will be based on ryzen technology so any optimisation for ryzen will apply for ryzen2 so in a year or so i think everything will run properly on ryzen that means when ryzen2 will appear it will be evrything prepared for it.
Now that is the performance I was waiting for. Let's see further optimizations roll out.
shaithis
So, another 12 months and most new titles should perform properly on Ryzen.

This still only puts it on par with a 7700k and well behind the 6900k (at least in AotS, would be nice to see what happens as more patches are released for other games).
To be fair you've got to look at this a little more subjectively…. most people will pick the 7700k for gaming due to bang per buck in games but what if you don't just use your pc for gaming….

Most people who do content creation (video/3d) would likely pick more cores over sheer clock speed so from intel that means say the 6900k and we all know that ryzen is comparable to that in tests which use all it's threads.

So for the home user you now have a choice of a pc (1700/1700x seems sweet spot imo on amd)which is more than ‘good enough’ for gaming while also having enough grunt to do heavier work at comparable or better performance than intel 6900k all for the cost of intels 7700k.

While we need more companies to update their games it's nice to have another option than needing to pay over £1000 (ignoring the extra expense of the motherboards) if you want to use your pc for more than just gaming (like me)
shaithis
So, another 12 months and most new titles should perform properly on Ryzen.

This still only puts it on par with a 7700k and well behind the 6900k (at least in AotS, would be nice to see what happens as more patches are released for other games).

Lets hope Ryzen2 doesn't require different optimisations………
That is utter bullrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish and you know it. At worst Ryzen processors perform about 10fps in select few games worse, at best they are actually equal.

The 6900k is also slower than the 7700k in some games, because not all games utilize more than 4 cores, but that is changing and Ryzen will be AMD's processor for at least the next 5 years. So yeah, every single up and coming game will be faster on Ryzen.

That is not to mention that we are getting 8 cores for the same price as Intel's 4 cores, in content creation, office work, data storage, computational work, etc… Ryzen is faster.

And again for as little as $330 you are getting 8 cores and 16 threads, which Intel's processor still costs $1100 to get. Cheaper ones are the intel 6 core which still costs around $600 and yet is significantly slower than Ryzen, including games.

In AOTS this puts Ryzen processors way AHEAD of Intel actually.