First AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Core i7 7700K Stock Gaming Performance Benchmarks in GTA V and Cinebench – Single and Multithreaded Performance Analysis

Hassan Mujtaba

The very first performance benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor versus the Intel Core i7 7700K have just been posted by Dino PC from OCUK who posted a video over at his YouTube channel revealing the interesting results.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Gaming Performance Benchmarks in GTA V and Cinebench R11.5 Revealed - Tested Versus Intel's Top Mainstream Core i7 7700K Processor

This is the first instance where we will be looking at real world performance figures of the upcoming Ryzen 7 series processors. Lately, many leaks and AMD's official presentations have highlighted that performance should exceed or be on par with Intel's Broadwell-E processors for the enthusiast range while Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 series will tackle the mainstream Intel Kaby Lake processors with a good punch.

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The testing platform used by Dino consisted of the following hardware. Each setup used the same GPU, memory kit, PSU and cooling system, however different motherboards were used due to incompatibilities of socket for both companies.

Testing setup:

  • Intel i7 7700K / AMD RYZEN 7 1700
  • Gigabyte Z270 Ultra Gaming X / ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero
  • NVIDIA GTX 1080
  • Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4
  • Corsair 1000W RMX PSU
  • Corsair H115i AIO Cooler
  • Samsung 250GB 850 EVO

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8 Core vs Intel Core i7 7700K 4 Core Processor Benchmarks

We are first gonna focus on the result which many have been waiting to see. It's one game but it tells a lot. GTA V is a game that loves fast CPUs and that results in the Core i7 7700K outperforming the Ryzen processor at both stock and overclocked clocks. The Core i7 7700K chip operates at a base frequency of 4.2 GHz and boosts up to 4.5 GHz while the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 operates at 3.0 GHz and goes up to 3.7 GHz. So yeah, there would be a difference in a game that is optimized for faster clocked chips. The minimums of the Ryzen 7 go below 30 FPS which might cause concern, but we are sure that an overclock can help it to keep up with the Kaby Lake series in such scenarios.

The second benchmark is for both chips in Cinebench R11.5 benchmark. The Ryzen 7 1700 was tested at a clock speed of 3.4 GHz which is higher than it's stock 3.0 GHz base clock. It was compared against Intel based chips which featured frequencies beyond 4 GHz so it's obvious that Intel won at the Single thread performance tests but was destroyed at multi-thread tests.

What matters for Ryzen now is how many developers start using more multi-core optimized APIs and software layers. Use of proper optimization for multi-core technologies will result in showing Ryzen's real potential but games like GTA V, while very popular among PC gamers, doesn't utilize it to a vast extent.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Performance

  • Base Clock: 3.6GHz / Boost Clock: 4.0GHz / TDP: 95W
    Price: $ 499[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading Score: 1601
    4% more performance than Core i7 6900K: 1474[Cinebench R15] Single-Threading Score: 162
    Same Performance as Core i7 6900K: 162

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU Performance

  • Base Clock: 3.4GHz / Boost clock: 3.8GHz / TDP: 95W
    Price: $ 399[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading: 1537 4% more performance than Core i7 6900K: 1474
    39% more performance than Core i7 6800K: 1108

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Performance

  1. Base clock: 3.0GHz / Boost clock: 3.7GHz / TDP: 65W
    Price: $ 329[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading: 1410
    46% more performance than Core i7 7700K: 967

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor - The Entry-Level Enthusiast 8 Core, 16 Thread Processor Priced at $329 US

The AMD Ryzen 7 range will feature an entry level 8 core, 16 thread processor that costs just $329 US. This processor will be known as the AMD 7 1700X and will feature 8 cores and 16 threads. This model will operate at base clocks of 3.0 GHz and boost clocks of 3.7 GHz. The performance of this processor is officially stated to be better than Intel's Core i7 7700K in multi-threaded tests at a price that's $30-$40 less. Other details include an L2 + L3 cache of 20 MB (4 MB + 16 MB) and a TDP of 65W.

The rest of the processors in the Ryzen 7 family are also 8 core and 16 threaded variants. The Ryzen 7 series has clock speeds ranging from 3.0 GHz and all the way up to 4.0 GHz. The processors include Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen7 PRO 1800, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 PRO 1700. Benchmarks of the 1700X performing next to Intel's HEDT lineup can be seen here.

AMD Ryzen 7 Series Processor Lineup:

AMD Ryzen CPU ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPSocketPrice
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6 GHz4.0 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$499 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 18008/16TBDTBD16 MB95WAM4$449 US
Ryzen 7 1700X8/163.4 GHz3.8 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$399 US
Ryzen 7 17008/163.0 GHz3.7 GHz16 MB65WAM4$329 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 17008/16TBDTBD16 MB65WAM4$299 US

These aren't the full results for Ryzen as far as gaming as concerned and we should definitely wait for the final day reviews which should be up by next week. Ryzen looks great and very competitive against Intel's most high-end multi-core, enthusiast level, flagship chips which is a big achievement for AMD and a big win for the PC gaming industry as a whole.

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