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Ryzen 3 1200 vs i3-7100 Frame Time Analysis w/ GTX 980 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [NOVIGRAD]

Witcher 3 is one of the most CPU heavy games out there, can the budget Ryzen 3 1200 or the i3-7100 offer enough horsepower for the GTX 980 GPU? For this benchmark sequence we opted for a horse ride in Novigrad City, this area is one of the most processor-intensive part of the game featuring a number of NPCs and objects.

Both entry-level CPUs performed fairly well, but in certain complex scenes these processors just can't keep up with the GTX 980. The crowded market place seemed to take a hit on the CPUs, especially the Ryzen 3 1200 struggled to keep consistent frame times.