AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Review - The Best CPU of 2018 ?
Today’s guest is the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700X desktop CPU. We know that AMD has hit the headlines in the year 2017. First of all the company closed the old AM3 socket era. As a result, they came up with the new AM4 type sockets. The 2nd-gen CPUs with AM4 were already introduced not too long after the socket was available.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is the best and most powerful of its generation. It is, for most PC enthusiasts, not only the best in the generation but also in the market in 2018.
Every new CPU is a reason for AMD to increase the performance notably. If we speak for the Ryzen 7 2700X in particular, we can say that the performance increment is drastic. The company updated the production technology to 12nm this time and used this update to accelerate the frequency. 2700X has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.3 GHz. The test results showed that in most of the games, almost every core worked at 4.2 GHz with a smooth experience. (Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi) Sometimes we encountered 4.3 GHz as well. The cooling system was Wraith Prism when this results occurred. Thus, it is possible to achieve better results with a liquid cooling system.
With increasing frequency, improved cache latency and increased memory frequency support, AMD also raises the bar in single core performance. In our tests with Cinebench, we can see that the values are closer to Intel in both games. In multi-core, there is currently 20% higher performance than Intel.
With the Ryzen 7 2700X, we see that the TDP has increased to 105 Watt. Here, it becomes a little more difficult to both cool and feed the processor. AMD's Wraith Prism solution does a good job here. We only see high values in Battlefield 1. Apart from that, the temperatures in all games are at acceptable levels. We should mention that Intel did not provide coolers with 8700K. On the other hand, we recommend using a third-party high-end cooler for both processors.
CPU Test Results
First, let's look at multi-core performance, which is the point where AMD has the most advantage. CineBench can provide us with a comparative table. When we look at the test result, we can see that the 2700X surpasses the stock Core i7 7820X. In this test, Ryzen 7 2700X manages to beat a 3.6 GHz base frequency Skylake-X processor.
Single core is AMD's weak spot ever since the Ryzen processors were introduced. Yet, here, the company has also managed to increase its performance in this regard. This is the first time that it has come close to the Skylake-X processor with 4.3 GHz Boost frequency. We also tested the processor with GeekBench 4.2.2 and Blender 2.79b. In GeekBench 4, the single core score was 5059, while the multi-core score was 27948. For detailed test results, you can visit Geekbench's website.
We have two tests with the Blender: BMW and Fishy Cat. Both tests were completed using the processor only. While our BMW vehicle was rendered in 04 minutes 24 seconds, we rendered the Fish Cat in 29 seconds.
The Ryzen 7 2700X supports a memory frequency of 2933 MHz. We used 3400 MHz kits in the test and ran them at 3400 MHz. As a result, the platform's memory reading, writing and copying values have become quite impressive. Despite these high frequencies, it is quite successful to obtain memory latency results equivalent to the Kaby Lake system.
At the beginning of the Ryzen Era, for some users, the major drawback in the Ryzen family is gaming performance. First of all, let's say: the games are now compatible with Ryzen series. It means almost all the games are now compatible with multi-core architectures.. Even if you use 8700K, you can see that Assassin's Creed escalates the processor workload. However, with the 2700X, eight cores and 16 threads, it is definitely more efficient in the long run. The 2700X is better prepared than the previous generation for the single-core friendly games which are still abundant in the market.
We used 7 different current games to test the Ryzen 7 2700X's gaming performance. We tested five of them with both 1080p and 1440p. Although AMD asked us to use the VEGA graphics card in our tests, we chose the 1080 Ti, the higher model of the GTX 1080, the graphics card AMD used in its tests. If we have Vega 56 - let's give the right - the problem we have in our render system
In 2017, AMD helped the core count jump in both the laptop and desktop processor world. In this respect,even if you are an Intel fan, you should appreciate the works of AMD. With the Ryzen 7 2700X, the company improves the performance of the multi-core while closing the gaps in the first generation. With this processor, we can say that the problem of single core performance has almost disappeared. Of course, for those looking for problems, a list can be filled with the high-frequency memory requirement, the X370 or preferably the X470 chipset motherboard and a good cooler, but it's also true to say that some of these apply to the 8700K as well.
the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X's gaming performance:
When a standard user uses the same components, it is almost impossible to say which PC has 8700K and which one has 2700X. There is an obvious advantage over the competitor when it comes to productivity and multi-core use. With this processor, AMD succeeds to become the product that offers more performance than its price, rather than offering acceptable performance at an affordable price.
AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X Processor Specifications
- Cpu Cores : 8
- Threads : 16
- Clock Speed : 3.7GHz Up to 4.3GHz
- L1 Cache : 768KB
- L2 Cache : 4MB
- L3 Cache : 16MB
- Unlocked : Yes
- CMOS : 12nm FinFET
- Package : AM4
- PCI Express Version : PCIe 3.0 x16
- Thermal Solution (PIB) : Wraith Prism with RGB LED
- TDP : Wraith PRISM
- Max Temp. : 105W
- System Memory Spec. : Up to 2933MHz
- System Memory Type : DDR4
- System Memory Channel : 2