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.
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 5 2600||AMD Ryzen 5 2600X||AMD Ryzen 7 2700||AMD Ryzen 7 2700X|
|CPU Family||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2|
|Release Date||19th April 2018||19th April 2018||19th April 2018||19th April 2018|
|Total Cache||19 MB (L2+L3)||19 MB (L2+L3)||20 MB (L2 + L3)||20 MB (L2 + L3)|
|CPU uArch||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+|
|Boost Clock||3.9 GHz||4.25 GHz||4.1 GHz||4.35 GHz|
|Base Clock||3.4 GHz||3,6 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|Cooler Bundle||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Spire||Wraith Spire LED||Wraith Prism|
|Price||$199 US||$229 US||$299 US||$329 US|
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