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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Review: Processor Great For 3D Rendering Not So Much With Gaming

By March 6, 2017 at 5:19 am
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AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs has been available on the market since Mar. 2, 2017. The company has released its first three CPUs of its new Zen architecture. CPUs which have been released are Ryzen 7 1700, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1800X processors. These chips are now in the hands of consumers that have been testing these chips for benchmarking, gaming performance, workstation and application tests, and among others.

 Among those who tested and posted a review for the new Ryzen CPUs was ExtremeTech. In its review, ExtremeTech specifically tested the Ryzen 7 1800X and compared its test results with Intel's Core i7-7700K, i7-6700K, 7700K, 6900K, and 6950X. 32GB of G-Skill DDR4 running at 3200MHz was used on the Intel CPUs while on the Ryzen build, only 16GB of DDR4-3200 was used since none of the benchmark tests required more than 16GB of RAM.

The GPU that was used on all of the tests builds was the GeForce GTX 1070 with Nvidia's ForceWare 376.88. The game resolution for their gaming benchmarks is all running at 1080p. Benchmark tests that were used in their review for workstation and content creation were Maxon Cinebench R15, Handbrake 1.0.1, Maxwell Render 4, PCMark 8 - Creative, 7-Zip Decompression, Blender, SiSoft Sandra 2016, and Dolphin EMU Benchmark.

The games that were used were Ashes of the Singularity, Grid Autosport, Civilization VI, and Doom 2016. All of these games were tested at 1080p gaming resolution set at High Detail. The results of their tests are posted on ExtremeTech.

The results differ for the Ryzen 7 1800X from both test categories. On the workstation and content creation tests, the Ryzen chip was a beast considering a price of ($500) - just half the price of Intel's Core i7-6900K ($1089). On the gaming part, the Ryzen chip would perform fine but not as great as the Intel Core i7 CPUs.

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