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Review: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X (12nm)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 19 April 2018, 14:00

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Specifications


AMD Ryzen Processor Configurations

CPU
Ryzen 7 2700X
Ryzen 7 1800X
Ryzen 5 2600X
Ryzen 5 1600X
CPU Base Clock
3.7GHz
3.6GHz
3.7GHz
3.6GHz
CPU Turbo Clock
4.3GHz
4.0GHz
4.2GHz
4.0GHz
CPU L3 Cache
16MB
16MB
16MB
16MB
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
8 / 16
6 / 12
6 / 12
CPU TDP
105W
95W
95W
95W
Integrated Graphics
-
-
-
-
Shaders
-
-
-
-
IGP Turbo Clock
-
-
-
-
Socket
AM4
AM4
AM4
AM4
Lithography
12nm
14nm
12nm
14nm
Motherboard
Aorus X470 Gaming WiFi 7
BIOS
T2b
Memory
Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR4
Memory Config
4x8GB
Memory Timings
16-18-18-38-1T
Memory Speed
2,933MHz
2,666MHz
Disk Drive
SK hynix Canvas SC300 (512GB)
Power Supply
be quiet Dark Power Pro 11 (1,000W)
Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (391.25)
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15S
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Intel Core Processor Configurations

CPU
Core i7-8700K
Core i5-8400
Core i3-8100
CPU Base Clock
3.7GHz
2.8GHz
3.6GHz
CPU Turbo Clock
4.7GHz
4.0GHz
-
CPU Cache
12MB
9MB
6MB
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 12
6 / 6
4 / 4
CPU TDP
95W
65W
65W
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630
UHD 630
UHD 630
IGP Base Clock
350MHz
350MHz

350MHz

IGP Turbo Clock
1,200MHz
1,050MHz
1,100MHz
Socket
LGA 1151 v2
Lithography
14nm
Motherboard
Asus Maximus X Hero
BIOS
1101
Memory
Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR4
Memory Config
4x8GB
Memory Timings
16-18-18-38-1T
Memory Speed
2,666MHz
2,400MHz
Disk Drive
SK hynix Canvas SC300 (512GB)
Power Supply
be quiet Dark Power Pro 11 (1,000W)
Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (391.25)
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15S
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Benchmark Suite

CPU Benchmarks
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
Blender 2.79c Using all available cores, we run the BMW CPU_Blend benchmark
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
HandBrake 1.1.0 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores (64-bit)
Memory Benchmarks
AIDA64 v5.79.4600 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency
Gaming Benchmarks (Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti)
3DMark Graphics benchmark run using Fire Strike and Time Spy tests
VRMark Virtual reality benchmark run using the Cyan Room test
F1 2017 1,920x1,080 and 3,840x2,160, ultra settings
Far Cry 5 1,920x1,080 and 3,840x2,160, ultra settings
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 1,920x1,080 and 3,840x2,160, ultra settings
Total War: Warhammer 2 1,920x1,080 and 3,840x2,160, ultra settings
Miscellaneous Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw when idle, when encoding video via HandBrake and while playing Far Cry 5

Notes

We have tested a bunch of processors from scratch. The graphics card has been moved on over to a reference GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, we have added all-core-beating Blender, and changed the games and their resolution, now testing at 1080p and 4K. The reason for this change rests with the recent Windows and BIOS updates against Spectre and Meltdown threats identified earlier in the year.

A Windows patch on April 10 enabled full protection for the AMD chips, while Intel's 8th Gen Core series was protected earlier.