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

Feb 27, 2017

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.

Benchmark AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Intel Core i7 6800K 1700X Lead in %
Platform Power - CPU only / full load 123W 126.87W 3.15%
Platform Power - Standby 62.77W 98.74W 57.30%
Platform Power - Gaming ( CPU + GPU ) 154.66W 194.2W 25.57%
Platform Power - Office/Productivity 81.55W 113.5W 39.8%
Ashes Of The Singularity (DX12) avg FPS 46.8 45.3 3.31%
BF1 avg FPS 81.75 82.15 -0.49%
COD 13 avg FPS 87.3 88.57 -1.43%
CS: GO avg FPS 297.98 284.12 4.88%
CS: GO min FPS 289 275 5.09%
Crossfire (Lithtech Engine) 4.1.8 avg FPS 198 197 0.51%
Crossfire (Lithtech Engine) 4.1.8 min FPS 189 191 -1.05%
Deus Ex Human Divided (DX12) avg 39.3 39 0.77%
Deus Ex Human Divided (DX12) min 32.1 31.8 0.94%
Doom (Vulkan) avg 123 122.5 0.41%
H1Z1 King of the Hill avg 87.63 83.5 4.95%
H1Z1 King of the Hill min 75 71 5.63%
Hitman (DX12) avg 60.2 59.05 1.95%
Tomb Raider DX12 avg 45.8 45.12 1.51%
Tomb Raider DX12 min 30.1 30.5 -1.31%
Civ 6 avg 71.52 62.1 15.17%
Civ 6 min 52.99 44 20.43%
The Division DX 12 avg 63.9 59.6 7.21%
World of Tanks avg 117 115 1.74%
World of Tanks min 107 105 1.9%

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 CPU Cores/Threads Cache TDP Cooler Base Turbo XFR Price Launch
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 20MB 95W N/A 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 4.1GHz $499 March 2nd
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 20MB 95W N/A 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 3.9GHz $399 March 2nd
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 20MB 65W Wraith Spire 3.0GHz 3.7GHz 3.75GHz $329 March 2nd
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 20MB TBA TBA 3.6GHz 4.0GHz TBA TBA Q2 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 12MB TBA TBA 3.5GHz 3.7GHz TBA TBA Q2 2017

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