Yet another AMD Ryzen 2700X Review has been published ahead of time and we can see how well the CPU performs as compared to the previous 1700X as well the as the Intel 8700K. What we can see here is that the AMD Ryzen 2700X provides a marginal improvement over the previous generation chip but an X370 chipset has been used for these chips, which is something to keep in mind.
X370 motherboards do not support XFR 2.0. You will need a 400 series motherboard in order to take advantage of the feature. Using the new motherboard users should be able to get higher overclocks on their AMD Ryzen 2700X. The hardware used in order to test the AMD Ryzen 2700X is as follows:
- Motherboard ASRock X370 Killer SLI
- Memories G.Skill FlareX DDR4 @ 3200 MHz
- MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z
- Be Quiet Font! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W
- Adata SU900 256GB SSD
- SSD Corsair LX 512 GB
- Operating System Windows 10 64 bits
The AMD Ryzen 2700X offers higher clockspeeds as compared to the previous generation AMD Ryzen1700X, other than that it also remains cool, with the cooling solution that was used here. Under load the CPU was using 200W which is better power consumption as compared to the AMD Ryzen 1700X. According to the review:
We have not been able to test games because the platform became unstable when opened , with crashes shortly after starting or even blue screenshots. Not having specific drivers for the new generation, it’s something that could happen, but the funny thing is that it only happens in games , which would foreseeably be his weak point against Intel, so we’ll have to wait a little longer to know if this will continue to be the case.
The 2700X also supports faster RAM but unfortunately, DDR4 is very expensive right now. You also get a couple of new features with the new X470 chips and you can check out other benchmarks here. The CPU overclocked to 4.2 GHz which does not seem like much but we will have to look into things. All in all, this is a decent upgrade, but you might not find it worth it if you have the 1700X already.
let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 2700X and whether or not you are interested in getting one for yourself.