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

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Apr 17, 2018
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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 Name AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD Ryzen 5 2500X AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
CPU Family Ryzen 2 Ryzen 2 Ryzen 2 Ryzen 2 Ryzen 2 Ryzen 2
CPU uArch 12nm Zen+ 12nm Zen+ 12nm Zen+ 12nm Zen+ 12nm Zen+ 12nm Zen+
CPU Cores 4 4 6 6 8 8
CPU Threads 4 8 12 12 16 16
Base Clock 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz 3,6 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Boost Clock 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.9 GHz 4.25 GHz 4.1 GHz 4.35 GHz
Total Cache 10 MB (L2+L3) 18 MB (L2+L3) 19 MB (L2+L3) 19 MB (L2+L3) 20 MB (L2 + L3) 20 MB (L2 + L3)
Memory Support DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933
TDP 65W 65W 65W 95W 65W 105W
Cooler Bundle Wraith Stealth Wraith Stealth Wraith Stealth Wraith Spire Wraith Spire LED Wraith Prism
Price $130-$140 US $150-$160 US $199 US $229 US $299 US $329 US
Release Date TBC TBC 19th April 2018 19th April 2018 19th April 2018 19th April 2018

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

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