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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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In 2017, AMD had a big year, releasing Ryzen  (AMD Ryzen 7 2700X)to shake up the processor market with greater core counts, faster multi-threaded performance, and cheaper costs than Intel’s CPUs.The introduction of the first 12nm architecture in mainstream CPUs, as well as lightning-fast clock rates and a slew of new features, made AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation a significant event for the finest processors. The Ryzen 7 2700X is a fantastic illustration of this: it not only outperforms the initial Ryzen CPUs but also defeats the powerful Intel Core i7-8700K. What’s more, considering the level of performance on offer, it’s an exceptionally inexpensive part.

Features and Chipset of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Although the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has the same eight-core and 16-thread design as its predecessor, it is much faster, with a base frequency of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of 4.3GHz. In comparison, the Ryzen 7 1700X would run at 3.8GHz, while the Ryzen 7 1800X would run at 4GHz. The new 12nm Zen+ architecture in Ryzen 2nd Generation is a real generational jump beyond the 14nm Zen architecture Ryzen, accounting for a substantial portion of the performance improvement.

AMD says that its newest processors have 16 percent higher performance and 11 percent lower power consumption than a previous generation CPU with the same clock speed.

The introduction of new CPUs necessitates the introduction of new chipsets, and AMD has developed the X470 platform to enable the improved power delivery and efficiency seen with Ryzen 2nd generation. The Precision Boost 2 now has the ability to reliably push higher frequencies across all threads, which is useful for workloads like gaming and encoding. Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2) is now enabled on all CPU cores, rather than just one, which improves overclocking.

Although the new X470 platform is recommended for Ryzen 2nd generation CPUs, it is nearly fully optional. Because the 2700X and AMD’s other new processors are entirely compatible with the current AM4 socket, they’ll work well on an X370 or B350 motherboard.

The one and only little snag are that customers will need to upgrade their motherboard with a compliant BIOS, which sadly requires at least a new generation Ryzen component. AMD says it’s working on a way for people who wish to utilize an older platform to purchase into its new chip family. Otherwise, compatible motherboards will be prominently branded with an ‘AMD Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready’ sticker in retailers.

Finally, AMD has launched a new optional StoreMI technology that effectively connects all of your storage mediums for faster access to the most frequently used data and programs. AMD StoreMI will relocate the most frequently used data to the fastest storage in the system if you have a solid-state drive and a hard disk.

AMD Store Mi employs up to 2GB of DDR4 system memory to temporarily cache data and transport them between drives, similar to Intel’s Rapid Storage technology. It’s an optional feature that AMD claims will be included on all Ryzen 2nd generation CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Specifications of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

8 Cores
16 Threads, 3.7 GHz Base Frequency
4.3 GHz Turbo Frequency
100 MHz Bus Frequency Multiplier
96KL1 Cache 37x (per core)
512KL2 Cache (per core)
16MBL3 Cache (shared)
Yes The multiplier has been unlocked.

Performance of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X is an 8-core, 16-thread desktop CPU with socket AM4 support. The CPU’s basic clock frequency is 3700 MHz, but with Turbo Core technology, it can reach 4300 MHz. The L3 cache is 16 MB in capacity. Please keep in mind that this chip lacks integrated graphics.

Pros and Cons of Ryzen 7 2700X

Pros Cons
  • Significant performance gain over 1800X
  • Improved memory and cache performance
  • All chips unlocked
  • Improved overclocking margins
  • Excellent all-around performance
  • CPU cooler with RGB lights included
  • Wide range of motherboard options
  • Reasonably priced
  • Extra space when overclocking is minimal.
  • Solitary is better but not excellent.
  • Graphics aren’t synchronized.
  • With the stock cooler at stock, the highest-energy draw on load temperatures did get into the 60s.
  • Memory frequency is still very reliant on the CPU.

Conclusion

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is without a doubt the finest consumer CPU of its time. Its sole true competition, the Intel Core i7-8700K, is slower in single- and multi-core operations and does not provide much-improved gaming performance to justify its slightly higher price tag.

Though some of this is due to Intel’s post-Spectre and Meltdown situation, the advancements AMD has made with Ryzen 2nd generation are astounding. We only expected minimal speed boosts with the slow and steady tick-tock-tock CPU update cycle we’ve become accustomed to in recent years, but AMD has given yet another tidal-changing platform.

AMD’s CPUs are now on par, if not better than Intel’s, thanks to the increased velocity. Furthermore, Precision Boost and XFR2 have received significant improvements. The Ryzen 7 2700X is a fantastic value bundle thanks to the addition of the Wraith Prism cooler and AMD’s innovative StoreMI technology.