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QOTW: Has AMD Ryzen lived up to your expectations?

by Parm Mann on 3 March 2017, 16:31

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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AMD has been eager to present Cinebench results for the new wave of Ryzen processors, and it's easy to see why. Put all the available cores and threads to work, and the Ryzen 7 1800X proves to be a performance monster that has the beating of Intel chips costing twice as much.

Multi-threaded performance is indeed excellent, but now that benchmarks are out we can see that Intel still holds a healthy lead in IPC (instructions per clock), making Ryzen something of a mixed bag. It's a topic we've discussed ad nauseam here at HEXUS HQ and now it's time to hear what you, as consumers and tech influencers, think about AMD's latest CPUs.

Cutting to the chase, we want to know: has AMD Ryzen lived up to your expectations? Share your thoughts using the comments facility below.



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In non-gaming yep. Some of the Linux benchmarks are amazing.

For gaming nope,with the severe SMT issues compared especially to Kaby Lake. Its probably less of an issue on the 8C model since you can disable SMT. The lower core models we will need to wait and see.

But with AMD launching the CPU before proper windows scheduler updates,with buggy motherboards,etc,I hope review sites re-bench a few months from now since it will do better.
I would say more than so.

Completely, from scratch new architecture. Beats current class leader in some tests, is competitive in the rest. And makes sound financial senses. I think if anyone is switching from a processor a couple generations old, AMD should have turned their head's for at least 5 minutes! What more could AMD, it's investors and the people in the market for these products want? AMD IS COMPETITIVE AGAIN!

The important point, and it may be premature, but I'm now excited about Zen 2 and the following refinements, and AMD doesn't need to point them out to me. It is happy with it's product (with some exceptions/teething issues which will get worked out in time for the lower end products, hopefully) and will now let us, the consumers, be excited by ourselves for the next generation. This is ,IMHO, huge as we can all see that AMD really pushes the PR hype on it's products which often set's itself up for a massive fall.

Congrats AMD, my next CPU purchase will 95% be from you. (Maybe the next iteration though. Also, ITX boards, anyone?)
When Ryzen fires on all cylinders it can decimate the competition.



It seems to have a bit of a two faced character currently,but Zen 2 or even the first version after a few months might be more rounded methinks.
I was just hoping for it to be competitive with the 6700K multithreaded, but it wipes the floor with it, and most others too, in the areas I'd use it at. Gaming performance is obviously the weak point, but even that is very good.

The only disappointment for me is the relatively high idle power draw.

I'll get one at some point as an upgrade to my 4790K - either once this platform has matured in a couple of months or the next revision if I have the patience.
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I was just hoping for it to be competitive with the 6700K multithreaded, but it wipes the floor with it, and most others too, in the areas I'd use it at. Gaming performance is obviously the weak point, but even that is very good.

The only disappointment for me is the relatively high idle power draw.

I'll get one at some point as an upgrade to my 4790K - either once this platform has matured in a couple of months or the next revision if I have the patience.

Apparently the chips idle at 2.2GHZ,so I think it might be fixable.