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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

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AMD's $330 Ryzen 7 3700X is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU that's clocked high enough to compete with Intel's offerings. Actually, its application performance matches even the more expensive Intel Core i9-9900K. Gaming performance has been increased significantly, too, thanks to the improved architecture and larger caches.

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In terms of IPC Ryzen 3000 has completely defeated Intel which last happened over ten years ago with Athlon 64. The only thing which makes Intel faster is the frequency deficit of Ryzen CPUs. What a day to be alive!

I'm going to fully agree with W1zard is that the only two serious shortcomings of Ryzen 3000 are the absence of integrated graphics and the price which could have been a tad lower.

Meanwhile, it's finally high time to upgrade our aging Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge rigs. The first gen Ryzen wasn't really that much faster and now the performance increases are very palpable.

Bravo, AMD!
 
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Well done !

Is the 3700x and 3800x actually dual cpus with two ryzen cores? Found the answer on page 1, might have skipped right to game testing :D
 
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It's nice but according to TPU and techspot the ryzen chips are a fraction slower then the stock 9600k and 8700k in gaming...it's more of a good step up then a leap forward.
 
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The multi threaded applications are pretty nice, but for gaming this is a disappointment. They are great CPUs and will game just as good as Intel, but they are not world beaters either. The 3700x tops the 9400 by only 1 percent. I get the 3700x is geared more towards a workstation and the 3600 will be a better value for gaming, but it is still disappointing that AMDs top mainstream CPU basically ties the 9400 for gaming.
 
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Very nice performance for lower price and cheap motherboard options (B450/X470, B350/X370), the B motherboards even for tuning the non X models. Thanks for the review!

The multi threaded applications are pretty nice, but for gaming this is a disappointment. They are great CPUs and will game just as good as Intel, but they are not world beaters either. The 3700x tops the 9400 by only 1 percent. I get the 3700x is geared more towards a workstation and the 3600 will be a better value for gaming, but it is still disappointing that AMDs top mainstream CPU basically ties the 9400 for gaming.
Man, the highest end GPU has a 5-6% advantage with the fastest Intel in FHD over a 3700X! How many of the 2080 Ti owners use it in FHD? :D With 3900X, it's even less, 4%.

Underwhelming. Still can’t catch up with stock intel in gaming. And then add oc capabilities that 8700/9700/9900 have. This won’t send intel into panic and price reductions as we hoped.
OC capabilities of 8700/9700/9900? It's K, not non-K. Plus they can be only OCd in Z motherboards. Zen can be OCd in a B motherboard. And if you haven't realized it yet, AMD has been outselling Intel since Zen+ by 2 to 1. This will be more humiliating with Zen2, you can be sure of that.
 

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Underwhelming. Still can’t catch up with stock intel in gaming. And then add oc capabilities that 8700/9700/9900 have. This won’t send intel into panic and price reductions as we hoped.

THANK GOODNESS FOR YOU I was worried I had to write that.

This sucks completey,almost not better than an i3.



Pathetic and everyone buying one doesn't deserve being in the gene pool LET THE PURGE COMMENCE


THIS IS OBVIOUSLY SARCASM
 
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THANK GOODNESS FOR YOU I was worried I had to write that.

This sucks completey,almost not better than an i3.



Pathetic and everyone buying one doesn't deserve being in the gene pool LET THE PURGE COMMENCE

And looking at the chart, you could have the 9400F for months around €160. Not bad cpus forvwork by any means, and they can be used easily gor games. But it’s in no way a breakthrough it was advertised as for all that time.
 
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Yeah, 1 and 2% difference @ 1440p is margin of error yet productivity this kills them two old 14nm chips. Don't be childish. :rolleyes:
You should follow your own advice as I did not say anything negative about the CPUs. Also 1440p gaming results are pointless hence why wizard posts 720p.
 
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Just joined on the eve of the Zen 2 7/7, aiming at 15 Year lead of Intel and their Conroe train, TPU articles are so good, very professional and the website design is fantastic too, Glad to be a member and finally I'll be getting a new PC this Fall, my first Desktop PC after P4 during my childhood, until now only Notebook gaming ofc only MXM socketed machines and rPGA Processors (Last of it's kind is with my machine, Intel Lynxpoint Haswell chipset, since they are now going away with all the propreitary MSI abominations and Clevo mutations and Dell smokechips (A51M GPUs failing). Intresting arena now in the desktop realm with this CPU battle.

Thanks for your work W1zzard and TPU staff, Always enjoyed your articles even at work lately... Wonder why the EVGA Z390 Dark was replaced with Maximus ? (Dark is on my list due to the sheer design and the Win7 support plus the HW class, ofc the X570 Taichi, Aorus Extreme, Crosshair VIII are also there)

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And looking at the chart, you could have the 9400F for months around €160. Not bad cpus forvwork by any means, and they can be used easily gor games. But it’s in no way a breakthrough it was advertised as for all that time.

"Ok."

I'm so deep in meta now reality's gonna implode any moment.
 
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Thanks for the review, as we can see in all honesty 9900k still faster but only when gpu is more required than the cpu, in games where cpu are most needed we see clearly 3700x takes the lead and at lower clock and when a gpu is most needed then the 9900k is best. For example rage 2.



Another good example

 
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You should follow your own advice as I did not say anything negative about the CPUs. Also 1440p gaming results are pointless hence why wizard posts 720p.

Who's gaming with these CPUs at 720p Einstein? Something something GPU bound something something is it? I don't care.

Even the 'king of gaming' hot and inefficient 9900K relic is only.........2 percent faster in 1440p! Intel desktop, pro and server marketshare disintegrating in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....
 

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You should follow your own advice as I did not say anything negative about the CPUs. Also 1440p gaming results are pointless hence why wizard posts 720p.

Wait why are they pointless? Isn't that what 720p tests are?
 
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And looking at the chart, you could have the 9400F for months around €160. Not bad cpus forvwork by any means, and they can be used easily gor games. But it’s in no way a breakthrough it was advertised as for all that time.
You know it was SARCASM from him, right? And you give him an upvote... :D Nobody said Zen2 was going to be the new gaming king. This was your silly thoughts. Their graphs only showed they came very, VERY close to the best Intels. That's what they did, while having more cores for work for less money. And you can use cheaper mobos compared to Intel for OC (B450 vs. Z370) for non X models.
 
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Who's gaming with these CPUs at 720p Einstein? Something something GPU bound something something is it? I don't care.

Even the 'king of gaming' hot and inefficient 9900K relic is only.........2 percent faster in 1440p! Intel desktop, pro and server marketshare disintegrating in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....
Thanks for answering "do I know anything about cpu game testing?" With a resounding "no".
 
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You know it was SARCASM from him, right? And you give him an upvote... :D Nobody said Zen2 was going to be the new gaming king. This was your silly thoughts. Their graphs only showed they came very, VERY close to the best Intels. That's what they did, while having more cores for work for less money. And you can use cheaper mobos compared to Intel for OC (B450 vs. Z370) for non X models.

Exactly, the difference real-world 1440p and 4k is literally 1-2%. These CPUs only had to match their Intel counterparts and trounce them in productivity, and they've delivered exactly that.

Thanks for answering "do I know anything about cpu game testing?" With a resounding "no".

Something something GPU bound something something.
 
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We need that Ryzen 5 3600 review! That's where it gets really interesting. Likely to get close/match the R7/i5 9600k in gaming, at a lower price point.
 
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Now in the coming, hope closed future the AMD numbers will grow a looooot.....
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