AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X CPU Review Ft. ASRock X570 Taichi



AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X / ASRock X570 Taichi

July 2019
Type CPU / Motherboard
Price $329.99 US / $249.99 US / $299.99 US

Test Setup

For testing, I used the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X CPUs along with the X570 Taichi that was sent by ASRock. The AMD Ryzen 3000 series comes with a totally revamped architecture when compared to AMD's 1st and 2nd Generation Ryzen processors and offer new PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) algorithms and memory routing techniques for faster and improved performance while the reduction in latency when communicating through Infinity Fabric.

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AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU Test Setup:

Processors:AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Intel Core i7-9900K
Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i5-8600K
Intel Core i7-7700K
Motherboards:X570 AORUS PRO WiFi
ASRock X570 Taichi
ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate
AORUS Z370 Gaming 7
AORUS Z270X Gaming 8
Power Supply:ASUS ROG Thor 1200W
Solid State Drive:Samsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
Hard Disk:Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 7200.12
Memory:G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16 GB (4000 MHz)
G.Skill Trident Z NEO RGB 16 GB (3600 MHz) w/ AMD Ryzen 3000
Case:Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower
Video Cards:MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z
Cooling Solutions:Cryorig R1 Ultimate
BIOSASRock X570 Taichi (1.40)
OS:Windows 10 64-bit (v1903)

Our test rig includes the Samsung 960 EVO 500 GB SSD that boots up our main OS. In addition to these, we are running an MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z graphics card, a ROG Thor 1200W Platinum power supply and 16 GB of G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB memory which runs with a clock speed of DDR4-4000 MHz. For cooling, we used the Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU cooler.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X & Ryzen 5 3600X Overclocking on ASRock X570 Taichi Ultimate

AMD's first generation Ryzen chips were generally not great for overclocking purposes as the chips maxed out with just a 200-300 MHz increase on the default clocks. Same can be said for the Ryzen 3000 which are highly binned out of the box so you can only get so far with the overclocking. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X overclocked to 4.3 GHz across all cores with a voltage supply of 1.356V while the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X overclocked to 4.225 GHz across all cores with a voltage supply of 1.371V.

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