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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs i7 6800K Benchmarked In 13 Games


AMD's Ryzen 7 1700X has been tested against its price equivalent counterpart, the Intel Core i7 6800K in 13 different games. This comes via an early Chinese review which features a plethora of other tests including the very first power consumption figures for Ryzen.

Despite offering two more cores, four more threads, a lower TDP and higher clock speeds the $399 Ryzen 7 1700X is AMD's direct competitor to the $420 6-core Intel Core i7 6800K. If these benchmarks are any indication we could be looking at an incredible performer that not only outperforms the 6800K but also does it at lower power consumption.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs i7 6800K - The Benchmarks

Before we dive into the numbers I'd like to quickly remind everyone to take this with the usual grain of salt. These result are by no means official as the embargo on reviews will only end on March 2nd.

System specs :
RX 480 8G, Win10 64-bit, Crimson 17.2.1 drivers (Shared)

Intel Core i7 6800K
16GB DDR4-2400,

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
16GB DDR4-2133

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The tests in order are :

3DMark Firestrike physics
3DMark11 physics
Ludashi 5.15 CPU(a shitty Chinese benchmark sw)
Ludashi 5.15 GPU
Ludashi 5.15 Mem
Ludashi 5.15 Disk
Blender 2.78A
7-zip 15.05beta 1min
LuxMark3.1 CPU OpenCL
CinebenchR15 ST
CinebenchR15 MT

We've translated and compiled all tests below Cinebench in a separate table in the next section.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs i7 6800K Benchmarked In 13 Games

In 9 out of the 13 tested games the 1700X was faster than the 6800K. In two out of the 13 games tested it had higher average framerates and lower minimum framerates. In the remaining two games, Battlefield 1 & Call of Duty Infinite Warfare the 6800K was faster.

BenchmarkAMD Ryzen 7 1700XIntel Core i7 6800K1700X Lead in %
Platform Power - CPU only / full load123W126.87W3.15%
Platform Power - Standby62.77W98.74W57.30%
Platform Power - Gaming ( CPU + GPU )154.66W194.2W25.57%
Platform Power - Office/Productivity81.55W113.5W39.8%
Ashes Of The Singularity (DX12) avg FPS46.845.33.31%
BF1 avg FPS81.7582.15-0.49%
COD 13 avg FPS87.388.57-1.43%
CS: GO avg FPS297.98284.124.88%
CS: GO min FPS2892755.09%
Crossfire (Lithtech Engine) 4.1.8 avg FPS1981970.51%
Crossfire (Lithtech Engine) 4.1.8 min FPS189191-1.05%
Deus Ex Human Divided (DX12) avg39.3390.77%
Deus Ex Human Divided (DX12) min32.131.80.94%
Doom (Vulkan) avg123122.50.41%
H1Z1 King of the Hill avg87.6383.54.95%
H1Z1 King of the Hill min75715.63%
Hitman (DX12) avg60.259.051.95%
Tomb Raider DX12 avg45.845.121.51%
Tomb Raider DX12 min30.130.5-1.31%
Civ 6 avg71.5262.115.17%
Civ 6 min52.994420.43%
The Division DX 12 avg63.959.67.21%
World of Tanks avg1171151.74%
World of Tanks min1071051.9%

If these benchamrks are to be believed the Ryzen 7 1700X is shaping up to be a fantastic gaming CPU. At the very least when compared to its most direct Broadwell-E competition from Intel. However, the most impressive part of all of this has been Ryzen's power consumption measurements.

The Ryzen 7 1700X is a 95W CPU, whilst the 6800K is a 140W chip. This noticeable gap in TDPs is evident in the power consumption data where the 1700X delivers more performance at 25-30% less power. It's quite remarkable, if true, that a higher core count, higher frequency and overall better performing 1700X is significantly more power efficient than the 6800K.

AMD Ryzen CPUCores/ThreadsCacheTDPCoolerBaseTurboXFRPriceLaunch
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X8/1620MB95WN/A3.6GHz4.0GHz4.1GHz$499March 2nd
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X8/1620MB95WN/A3.4GHz3.8GHz3.9GHz$399March 2nd
AMD Ryzen 7 17008/1620MB65WWraith Spire3.0GHz3.7GHz3.75GHz$329March 2nd
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X6/1220MBTBATBA3.6GHz4.0GHzTBATBAQ2 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X4/812MBTBATBA3.5GHz3.7GHzTBATBAQ2 2017

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