AMD had a banner year in 2017, when Risen introduced Intel’s CPUs to shake up the entire processor world with higher core, better multi-threaded performance and lower prices. For all its success, the 2nd generation of AMD Ryzen 2018 will inevitably see something similar done – and the boy has.
The AMD Ryzen 2nd generation is a big deal for the best processors and it introduced the first 12nm architecture of the mainstream processors with lightning fast clock speed and many new features. The Ryzen7 2700X is a perfect example of all this: not only does it surpass the original Raison chips, it even overtakes the powerful Intel Core i7-8700K.
Debit : 8
Basic clock: 3.7GHz
Boost clock: 4.3GHz
L3 cache: 20MB
Pricing and availability
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
At $ 450, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is slightly more expensive than the Ryzen 7 1700X, even at its initial $ 450 price. However, based on the functionality of this processor, we also consider it to be a successor to the $ 499 Ryzen 7 1800X.
Plus, the processor now comes with Wright Prism and we consider it a premium RGB CPU cooler. So, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X looks more like an overall deal than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the Intel Core i7-8700K, Intel’s competing chip, costs $ 450.
Features and chipset
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X may have the same eight-core and 16-thread configuration as its predecessor, but it is significantly faster with a 3.7GHz base clock and a 4.3GHz thrust. In comparison, the Raison 7 1700X can reach speeds of up to 3.8GHz, while the Raison 7 1800X can go up to 4GHz.
Much of this momentum comes from the new 12nm sen + architecture of the Ryzen 2nd generation, which is literally a generational leap beyond the Ryzen 14nm sen architecture that began last year. AMD claims that the latest chips deliver 16% better performance and 11% less power than the last-generation processor running at the same clock speed.
In fact, the new CPUs mean the new chipset and AMD have introduced the X470 platform to provide better power and efficiency we see with the 2nd generation of the Ryzen. The upgrades all together give Boost 2 accuracy the ability to constantly push high frequencies across all threads, making it useful for workloads such as gaming and coding. Overclocking one CPU. More than one core is now an improvement over the extended frequency range 2 (XFR2).
Although the Raison 2nd generation processor performs better on the new X470 platform, it is almost a complete alternative. The 2700X and other newer chips from AMD will work well on an X370 or B350 motherboard because they are fully compatible with existing AM4 sockets.
The only minor caveat is that users have to update their motherboard with a compatible BIO, which unfortunately requires at least a 1st generation Raison partition. AMD tells us that it is working for a solution for users who want to buy a new processor family with an older platform. Alternatively, users can see compatible motherboards in stores that are clearly labeled with the ‘AMD Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready’ sticker.
Finally, AMD has introduced a new alternative StoreMI technology that basically connects all your storage media for quick access to commonly used files and programs. Basically, if you have a non-quality drive and hard drive, AMD StoreMI will take you to the fastest storage of the most commonly used file system.
In our past processor reviews, the battle between Intel and AMD has always been that the antecedents have a better single core and gaming performance than the previous ones and will be won later with multi-core functionality. However, with the Raison 7 2700X, AMD wins the whole set and the cabdool.
Thanks to the high frequencies that the Ryzen 2nd generation can reach, the 2700X surpasses the Intel Core i7-8700K in all of our single core benchmarks. The processor continues to be the crown jewel of AMD for best multi-functionality. The ability of the Raison 7 2700X to encode files with the highest frame rate of all the processors we have tested in these reviews converts both of these numbers into better overall performance.
In fact, one thing to keep in mind is that Intel processors have been at their worst for years. Not only does the Intel Core i7-8700K have two lower denominations than AMD’s new Ryzen flag, but the Specter and Meltdown patches have significantly affected its performance.
When we tested the Flashship Coffee Lake processor last October, it scored better on Cinebench with 204 points on the single core and 1,543 points on the multi-core. Geekbench’s 8700K scored 5,831 and 25,811 in single and multi-core tests, respectively.