Our French colleagues from the Canard PC Hardware published in the new issue of the magazine the results of their own tests of the performance of AMD's new desktop processors related to the yet unrepresented official second generation Ryzen. Photos of the pages of the magazine with summary results in gaming and synthetic applications were published by one of the users of the popular Reddit forum, according to VideoCardz.
To begin with, the new CPUs differ from existing ones with higher frequencies, thinner process technology (12 nm) and support for faster memory DDR4-2933. Now for the tests.
So, based on the results of testing in the packages for image processing and video, the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor, which included eight Zen + cores with multithreading support and the frequency from 3.7 to 4.35 GHz, showed the best result. The result of the novelty was not only better than the current flagship for the AM4 platform in the person of Ryzen 7 1800X, but also the heads of the Intel Coffee Lake-S family in the face of Core i7-8700K. The result of Ryzen 5 2600 turned out to be Ryzen 5 1600X, and the Ryzen 5 2600X performance was slightly lower than Ryzen 7 1700. Note that testing with image rendering always fully reveals the potential of the processor architecture, in this case the testing was conducted using Mathematica, PovRay, Blender, 3DSMax and Corona.
The following test is a test of the performance of AMD Ryzen 2 in games. To test the games were used GTA5, GRID Autosport, Battlefield 4, ARMA 3, X3: TC, Witcher 3 and COH2. Games are rarely optimized for multithreading, so here in the ladies is the one with higher clock speeds. It's no surprise that the Ryzen 7 2700X loses to the higher-end competing models of the Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i7-7700K, but thanks to higher frequencies it surpasses all current models – in comparison with the Ryzen 7 1800X the superiority is 4%. Next, all the hope for overclocking, although with the fact that the upper frequency of the Ryzen 7 2700X reaches 4.3 GHz, there is hardly a large stock here. And in the games the main role is played by the video card, so that the lag from competitors is not critical.
Another advantage of the new chips is the smaller delays in access to RAM and cache memory. To increase the speed of the processor in multithreaded tasks, Precision Boost technology, which smoothly regulates the frequency of computing cores, should also be used.
As for power consumption, everything is natural here: even a thinner process technology did not allow to achieve superiority in this respect over the predecessor. As a result, because of higher frequencies, the new model in the load will consume 13 watts more.
The authors of the review Canard PC Hardware used for tests the motherboard with the younger set of logic AMD A320. That is, hypothetically, the level of performance Ryzen 7 2700X with the use of new motherboards on the chipsets AMD X370 and X470 should be slightly higher.
At the same time, photos of Ryzen 2600, Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700 chips were published.
The new AMD Ryzen CPUs are due on sale on April 19. Recall, last week AMD lowered the prices for the Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors.
Source: VideoCardz (2)