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(Gaming Video): Fallout 76 Radiation Rumble Event. XP FARM! LOOT! Also, the FPS is pretty reasonable

Considering all the mobs, players and action, it's running pretty well. 50+, which is nice. On Ryzen 7 2700X PRO, too at 3.8 GHz; and this game isn't kind on first and second generaton Zen processors. It's heavily latency sensitive - the one "drawback" of Zen processors due to their scalable fabric and modular topology. That said, Zen has always had an excellent cache system to offset that, which is why it does so well in games considering the 20-30ns hard latency disadvantage at a given DRAM speed/timing it has on system memory, versus Intel's incumbent Skylake architecture. Zen2 builds on that, by doubling up the L3 to 16MiB per block, from 8 on Zen1/+; and Zen3 does that again; doubling to 32MiB per block - but shared with 8 cores rather than 4. So, while the L3 per core remains the same, the amount of solid L3 cache addressable by a single thread, effectively doubled - like it did with Zen1 to Zen2.

Anyway, I digress. What I am trying to say is, even Zen1 and Zen+ have really good L2 and L3 cache performance, which is why they hold their own in games. That said, Fallout 76 butchers Zen1/Zen+, as you may notice from my video uploads, but it never really bothered me that much. Zen2 runs the game a fair chunk (noticeable, admitedly) better - in terms of FPS, but it still has some frame-time inconsistency issues. Since I've never played this game on an Intel CPU, I don't even know if it's just the game, or it just not liking Zen's architecture.

Regardless, it runs fine enough. I choose to play my games on Zen+ because my Zen2s have better things to do where their advantage has merit (perf/w). I'm in a babbly mood tonight, or, well, this morning (midnight!, ish!) Just see the description on this video, lol.

Anyway! Shut up Sash! Go to sleep!

Here's the video!


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