Single and multithreaded benchmarks for AMD's top-end 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 1800X CPU are here and they're impressive! The company's highly anticipated family of next generation enthusiast desktop Ryzen CPUs is less than two weeks away. The CPUs will official launch on March 2nd and their reviews will go live on February 28th.
To date, we know of at least 17 different Ryzen SKUs. Which include 8, 6 and 4 core CPUs set to take on Intel's i7, i5 and i3 chips. The entire lineup has fully unlocked multipliers and is overclocking ready to boot.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Benchmarked - Giving Intel's $1000 Chips A Run For It
The benchmarks we're going to be looking at are part of a verified Passmark entry for an AMD engineering sample of the 1800X. The test system on which the benchmarks were conducted was equipped with an internal AMD testing board code named "Golemit".
The ID string of the engineering sample, confirms an 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen CPU with a base clock of 3.6GHz, the same base clock for AMD's 1800X. The Turbo for the 1800X was disabled and the chip was running at 3.6GHz throughout the test suite. It's also worthy of note that the engineering sample system was the only one running on an HDD, all the other systems in this comparison have SSDs.
The specs for all systems included in the following benchmarks are listed in the screenshot above, including the base and turbo clock speed at which each CPU was operating. With all of that out of the way, the time has come to get to the juicy bits!
Ryzen 7 1800X 95W @ 3.6GHz With Turbo Disabled - Outperforms Intel's 140W 8 Cores In 6/8 Tests
The tests include integer math, floating point performance, prime numbers, encryption, compression, sorting, SSE performance and physics. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X outperformed every other CPU in 6 out of the 8 tests. Including Intel's fastest 8 core chip, the $1099 Broadwell-E i7 6900K. The 1800X showed particularly good performance in integer math, sorting and encryption. Which bodes well for Zen's competitiveness in the enterprise and server markets.
Ryzen @ 3.6 GHz Single Threaded Performance - 4% Higher IPC Vs. Broadwell-E
Let's move on to the last and perhaps most important benchmark we have, Passmark's single-threaded performance test. This particular area is where Ryzen promises to deliver an unprecedented improvement over the previous generation Bulldozer family of cores. Clock for clock The 1800X here manages to deliver approximately 4% more performance than Intel's Broadwell-E
All in all the Ryzen story has been an exceedingly positive one. No matter what metric we look at, whether it be absolute performance, value, power efficiency or features we can't help but find Ryzen to be one of the most compelling products that AMD has ever developed.
|AMD Ryzen CPU||Cores/Threads||L3||TDP||Base||Turbo||XFR||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||4.0GHz+||$489|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800 Pro||8/16||16MB||65W||TBA||TBA||N/A||TBA|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||$389|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||16MB||65W||3.0GHz||3.7GHz||N/A||$319|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||16MB||95W||3.3GHz||3.7GHz||3.7GHz+||$259|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1600||6/12||16MB||65W||TBA||TBA||N/A||TBA|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1500||6/12||16MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||$229|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1400X||4/8||8MB||65W||3.5GHz||3.9GHz||3.9GHz+||$199|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1400||4/8||8MB||65W||TBA||TBA||N/A||TBA|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1300||4/8||8MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||$175|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1200X||4/4||8MB||65W||TBA||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||$149|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1200||4/4||8MB||65W||TBA||TBA||N/A||TBA|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1100||4/4||8MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||$129|