AMD Ryzen Comparison – Ryzen 7 3800X vs 3700X vs 2700X vs 1700x

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AMD Ryzen 3700x
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06 July Leaks – Gaming Performance

In the latest round of review leaks performance benchmarks were carried out on an X570 motherboard (ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII HERO) with 16 GB of DDR4 Ram (configured to max specifications/clocks suggested for each CPU) and a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The latest drivers and BIOS were used with Turbo and SMT enabled. We will get to the performance in a bit but let’s take a quick look at the specifications of each of the Ryzen 3000 CPU that was tested.

Ok so coming to the performance numbers, both chips were tested in different gaming titles at 720p resolution in order to favour the CPU more than the GPU.

In Far Cry 5, both delivered around the same CPU performance (Minimum and Max). Max FPS was close to the Core i7-7700K but the i7-7700K led in terms of Minimum FPS which equals to a smoother gameplay experience.

Comparing to the Ryzen 7 2700X the results were 84 max / 54 min vs 101 / 61 so a 20%/12% improvement.

In Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the chips performed admirably with around as much performance as the Core i5-8600K (6 core / 12 thread) CPU while the Core i7-7700K was a good 10 FPS faster in Min FPS.

Comparing to the Ryzen 7 2700X the results were 276 max / 182 min vs 296 / 204 so a 7%/12% improvement.

The only game where the Ryzen chips outperformed the Intel lineup was Assassins Creed Odyssey where they came out faster than the Core i9-9900K with up to 6 FPS+ on minimum. For encoding performance (Handbrake: 30-sec clip, HEVT, 10 bit, 140 Mbps), the Ryzen 9 3900X was as fast as the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX (148 secs vs 142 secs) while the Ryzen 7 3700X was as fast as the Core i9-9900K (212.8 secs vs 211.7 secs).

Comparing to the Ryzen 7 2700X the results were 71 max / 54 min vs 93/68so a 31%/26% improvement.

For Cinebench R15, the Ryzen 7 3700X delivered superior compared to the Core i9-9900K with a single-core score of 207 points and a multi-core score of 2180 points. The Ryzen 9 3900X was faster than Intel’s Core i9-7980XE with a single core score of 207 points and a multi-core score of 3218 points. Not bad considering the i9-7980XE costs nearly $2k on Newegg.

Comparing to the Ryzen 7 2700X the results were 1793 vs 2180 so a 21% improvement.

Some interesting results with power consumption. AMD chips are rated lower than Intel, and the 7nm should give them a big advantage. The Ryzen 9 3900X had a power consumption lower than the Core i9-9900K while offering more cores, threads and better I/O. However, the Ryzen 7 3700X used more power than the 12nm Ryzen 7 2700X, despite the 2700X being a 95W chip and the 3700X, a 65W chip. The Ryzen 7 3700X consistently drew less power than the i9-9900K, though not as low as the i9-9700k.

Specification Comparison

At the moment we don't know much about the performance of the new chips, so we can only really compare the raw specs. For the price I have used current available pricing. The new chips are in US and I would assume we will get $/£ parity.

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If you are already running a 2700X the jump to 3700X may not be worth it based on specs, but the 3800x offers a little bit more.

The jump from 1700x to any 3000 series could be worth it for a much larger boost speed.

In theory with the 7nm fabrication process, there should be greater headroom for overclocking, but this won't be known for sure until reviews happen.

There are more PCIe lanes, and arguably, more importantly, there is now PCIe 4 which doubles the available bandwidth. There probably won't be any immediate gain from this, unless you have an ultra high-end system.

The L2 cache has been double and could help provide big performance improvements.

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