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

by Tarinder Sandhu on 2 May 2018, 13:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 Specifications


AMD Ryzen Processor Configurations

CPU
Ryzen 7 2700X
Ryzen 7 2700
Ryzen 7 1800X
Ryzen 5 2600X
Ryzen 5 2600
Ryzen 5 1600X
CPU Base Clock
3.7GHz
3.2GHz
3.6GHz
3.7GHz
3.4GHz
3.6GHz
CPU Turbo Clock
4.3GHz
4.1GHz
4.0GHz
4.2GHz
3.9GHz
4.0GHz
CPU L3 Cache
16MB
16MB
16MB
16MB
16MB
16MB
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
8 / 16
8 / 16
6 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 12
CPU TDP
105W
65W
95W
95W
65W
95W
Integrated Graphics
-
-
-
-
-
-
Shaders
-
-
-
-
-
-
IGP Turbo Clock
-
-
-
-
-
-
Socket
AM4
AM4
AM4
AM4
AM4
AM4
Lithography
12nm
12nm
14nm
12nm
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
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
Core i7-6700K
CPU Base Clock
3.7GHz
2.8GHz
3.6GHz
4.0GHz
CPU Turbo Clock
4.7GHz
4.0GHz
-
4.2GHz
CPU Cache
12MB
9MB
6MB
8MB
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 12
6 / 6
4 / 4
4 / 8
CPU TDP
95W
65W
65W
91W
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630
UHD 630
UHD 630
HD 530
IGP Base Clock
350MHz
350MHz

350MHz

350MHz
IGP Turbo Clock
1,200MHz
1,050MHz
1,100MHz
1,150MHz
Socket
LGA 1151 v2
LGA 1151 v1
Lithography
14nm
Motherboard
Asus Maximus X Hero
Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI
BIOS
1101
F22f
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 2.79b 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.

We have also benchmarked the Intel Core i7-6700K, released in August 2015, to see if it makes any sense to upgrade a performance processor from roughly three years ago. The comparison is relevant because it cost £275 at the time of launch, which is roughly the same price as the Ryzen 7 2700.