The first AMD Ryzen R7 1700X benchmarks are here and they look promising

The new AMD Ryzen processors should launch in two to three weeks and it is about time to see some benchmarks or get other information. Fortunately, we actually got a hold of some benchmarks. The information comes from the tech news website VideoCardz.

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The CPU tested is codenamed AMD Ryzen: ZD3406BAM88F4_38/34_Y and judging by the clock speed of it’s most likely to be the Ryzen R7 1700X. You can see a list of specs of all known Ryzen CPUs here. The processors used for the benchmarks wasn’t overclocked and was running on its base frequency of 3.4GHz. Other components of the build used to test the CPU include the MSI A320 motherboard which is entry-level and that may be the reason why the CPU wasn’t overclocked, a 250GB Samsung EVO SSD, 16GB DDR4 RAM with 2400 MHz clock speed and rather slow timing (17-17-17-39 2T), and the flagship NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card so no bottleneck here.

And here are the actual results from the benchmarks:

As you can see, the presumably Ryzen R7 1700X scores higher than the Intel Core i7-6800K which has the same base clock speed of 3.4GHz in almost every test. And it’s almost on par with the 6850K and in some cases even with the 6900K. Again we should mention that this CPU is not even the flagship model of the Ryzen lineup and it’s not overclocked. In other words, we could expect really good performance from the upcoming models.

There is also a detailed comparison between the Ryzen CPU and the Core i7-6800K:

 Ryzen  Core i7-6800K
 CPU mark  15 084  14 786
 Integer math (Mops/sec)  39 672  27 587
 Prime numbers (million primes /sec)  37  53
Compression (KBytes/sec)  24 723  20 116
 Physics (Frames/sec)  726  1034
 CPU single threaded (Mops/sec)  2046  2205
 Floating point math (Mops/sec) 14 807  11 552
 SSE (Million Matrices /sec)  717  615
 Encryption (Mbytes/sec)  3865  2984
Sorting (Thousand Strings/sec)  15 204  12 462

As you can see, where one of them falls short the other one has a significant advantage but the overall score of the Ryzen processors is higher.

There is also a SiSoft benchmark result available (left). The 16-thread Ryzen CPU is ranked at a 2513th position and was qualified as excellent performance. The test was performed in Multi-media processing. This gave the Ryzen processor the 42nd position in the ranking for this particular test putting it just behind the Intel Core i7 7700K. What we see this time is that the very similar in performance Core i7-6800K is ranked six points higher at number 36 (right).

Overall the Ryzen R7 1700X has some good scores and looks promising but this is still not the real retail version though there shouldn’t be much of a difference. Of course, if you overclock the 1700X you can expect even better results and let’s not forget that it’s not the flagship model. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new processors especially the R7 1800X.

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