AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gaming Benchmarks vs 1700 at 4GHz, 10% Faster on Average

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Apr 17

Another day another Ryzen 7 2700X review makes its way to the web. This time we get to take a look at how 2nd generation Ryzen compares to its first generation predecessor in gaming and productivity benchmarks.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gaming Benchmarks vs 1700 at 4GHz, 10% Faster on Average

The Ryzen 7 2700X was put in a head-to-head comparison with an overclocked Ryzen 7 1700 at 4.0GHz paired with a custom water cooling loop. At stock clocks, the Ryzen 7 2700X managed to outperform the 1700 by up to 14%, thanks to lower cache and memory latency and better inter-core communication in addition to very smart Turbo functionality.

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The productivity benchmarks are not any less impressive with the Ryzen 7 2700X showing a performance lead of up to 13% at stock clocks versus the overclocked Ryzen 7 1700.  The first generation Ryzen part simply can’t keep up, even with a hefty 4.0GHz overclock on a custom liquid cooling loop.

This demonstrates that second generation Ryzen CPUs aren’t just “factory overclocked” first Ryzen 1000 series parts as some have suspected. The small micro-architectural refinements to the cache and memory subsystems do seem to play a decently significant role in helping the 2700X maintain a clock for clock lead over the Ryzen 7 1700.

The cleverness of the new XFR2 turbo frequency algorithm is also clearly allowing the Ryzen 7 2700X to hit higher clock speeds without inflicting a disproportionate rise in power consumption.

The official embargo on 2nd generation Ryzen ends on the 19th, so stay tuned for more reviews and benchmarks to come out in a couple of days.

AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Specs:

CPU NameAMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600XAMD Ryzen 7 2700AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
CPU FamilyRyzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2
Release Date19th April 201819th April 201819th April 201819th April 2018
Total Cache19 MB (L2+L3)19 MB (L2+L3)20 MB (L2 + L3)20 MB (L2 + L3)
CPU uArch12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+
CPU Threads12121616
CPU Cores6688
Boost Clock3.9 GHz4.25 GHz4.1 GHz4.35 GHz
Base Clock3.4 GHz3,6 GHz3.2 GHz3.7 GHz
Memory SupportDDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933
Cooler BundleWraith StealthWraith SpireWraith Spire LEDWraith Prism
Price$199 US$229 US$299 US$329 US

Source: Ryzen 7 2700X Review - Part 1: Zen Vs Zen+ Vs Intel i7