Monday, March 19th 2018

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X & Ryzen 5 2600 Review Popped Up Ahead of Time

Not sure whether intentional or an error, SiSoftware posted a review of the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600 processors on their website. The creators of the popular Sandra benchmark suite has taken down the review for the meantime. Luckily, our good old buddies at VideoCardz have ninja reflexes and downloaded the graphs before SiSoftware removed them. In their review, SiSoftware pitched the upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600 processors against AMD's previous Ryzen 7 1700X processor and Intel's Core i7-6700K Skylake processor.

The SiSoftware team evaluated CPU performance using a plethora of synthetic benchmarks. Unfortunately, they didn't evaluate gaming performance. Nevertheless, their review gave us a taste of what we can expect from the Ryzen 2000 series. The Ryzen 2000 series (or Zen+) officially supports DDR4 frequencies up to 2933 MHz which should help improve its performance. Similar to its predecessor, Zen+ processors possess the most cores and threads. Therefore, performance improvements depend hugely on IPC and clock speeds. While we're on the subject of clock speeds, Ryzen 2000 series' base clock is 9% higher while the Turbo/Boost/XFR frequency is 11% higher when compared to previous Ryzen chips. In terms of CPU performance, we can expect at least a 10% improvement in CPU-heavy benchmarks. All of this comes at a cost though. The TDP for Zen+ (105W) is 11% higher than the first-generation Ryzen processors (95W). Beefy cooling solutions are highly recommended especially if you plan to overclock these CPUs. Although Zen+ based processors' L1, L2, and L3 caches suffered no changes, latencies should show some improvement. AMD may launch the Ryzen 2000 series on April 19, so we won't have to wait long to get our hands on the new processors.
Source: VideoCardz
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30 Comments on AMD Ryzen 7 2700X & Ryzen 5 2600 Review Popped Up Ahead of Time

#26
trparky
Da Rooster
ryzen 1600 play and stream smoothly. take that!
How does the 8700K perform with it's two extra cores and four extra threads?
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#27
vega22
theoneandonlymrk
To be expected since it's not a full node jump just a tidy up shrinkish , the Tdp isn't bad for the number of cores v speed v competition though, be nice to dream for a bit, maybe someone will want me to make one or something.
true.

i guess the real test will be when we see real world users showing what the oc headroom is like on this node :)
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#28
theoneandonlymrk
vega22
true.

i guess the real test will be when we see real world users showing what the oc headroom is like on this node :)
I am looking forward to seeing them myself ,not even sure when Nda ends?
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#29
bug
vega22
true.

i guess the real test will be when we see real world users showing what the oc headroom is like on this node :)
If I had to guess, I'd say about the same as the old node, otherwise these would be beefed up more out of the box. It's all the same to me though, as I'm not upgrading this year.
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