AMD’s X470 chipset will be out in a few days, but apparently a reviewer was able to get their hands on it early. They published the Ryzen 7 2700X gaming benchmarks on this newest chipset, showcasing what performance benefits we can get compared to Intel’s solution.
The AMD Gen 2 Ryzen lineup doesn’t feature the Ryzen 7 2800X, which mean the 2700X is the company’s next flagship socket AM4 chip. It features eight cores and 16 threads, with a base clock of 3.7GHz and a max Turbo of 4.35GHz. It is rated at 105W TDP, and supports 20MB of cache and 16 PCIe lanes. The chip ships with AMD’s Wraith Prism cooler for $329.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gaming Benchmarks Vs Ryzen 7 1700X Vs Core i7-8700K
Earlier this month, folks over at El Chapuzas Informático published a review of the Ryzen 7 2700X. Unfortunately, the new AMD flagship processor had some instability issues on the current drivers with the X370. Well they are back this time with an X470 chipset, and it’s doing much better – at least in the areas that didn’t make sense before.
First up, the Ryzen 7 2400X was able to overclock to a stable 4.19GHz on all cores, though with a pretty high voltage of 1.456V. There is a chance that lottery winners could reach the rated 4.3GHz but it’s tough to say.
Either way the 2700X was only able to get where the X370 was. So it doesn’t seem that the new motherboards will offer higher all-core manual overclocking than the X370. Remember that the new XFR 2 Enhanced feature is for a single-core overclock only.
Now let’s talk about why you’re here, the Ryzen 7 2700X gaming benchmarks. Before we dive into results, let’s take a look at the reviewer’s test equipment:
- ECI X470 motherboard with RGB’s
- G.Skill FlareX DDR4 @ 3200 MHz
- MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z
- Liquid cooling Corsair H80i GT
- Be Quiet Font! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W
- Adata SU900 256GB SSD
- Corsair LX 512 GB SSD
- Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
They’re using an Nvidia GTX 1070, and that’s important because it will be a bottleneck at 4K. That’s the reason why reviewers use some of these high-end graphics cards and also why they use lower resolutions or settings in CPU benchmarks.
Even with all of these differences that should make the CPUs much closer in performance from a regular review, the Ryzen 7 2700X outperformed the 1700X by up to 13%. Using a more powerful GPU, you’d probably see a bit higher performance difference between the two. Similarly, the gap between the 2700X and Intel Core i7-8700K would also widen.
Now when we move to 4K, the difference between every CPU practically vanishes because the GPU becomes the bottleneck in this case. Here are the benchmarks:
What do we get from all of this? For one, it does a great job of showcasing how much more important your graphics card is than your CPU. If you literally only game, then the i7-8700K is going to be your go-to chip.
At the same time, if you’re playing at higher resolutions, or you don’t have a top-of-the-line GPU and do even some streaming, content creation or anything like that, the 2700X is a great buy.
What do you think of AMD’s newest flagship chip? Let us know down below in the comments.