AMD Ryzen Rumors, Part 3

Published: Feb 27th 2017, 10:32 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7 6800K gaming & synthetic performance

Starting with the post from PCEVA forums. We have the first comparison between Intel and AMD with the latest, high-end CPUs. AMD Ryzen 7 1700X was put against I7-6800K and it appears that AMD is indeed in the game. Both CPUs were clocked at the same frequency, which is 3400 MHz.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7 6800K
Intel PlatformAMD Platform
CPU: Intel Core i7 6800K frequency: 3.4 GHz
MEMORY: 16GB DDR4-2400 (should be dual channel)
GPU: RX 480 8G 1266/2000 8GB GDDR5 (Crimson 17.2.1)
BIOS: 1401
OS: Win10 64bit
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X frequency: 3.4 GHz
MEMORY: 16GB DDR4-2133
GPU: RX 480 8G 1266/2000 8GB GDDR5 ( Crimson 17.2.1)
BIOS : 404
OS: Win10 64bit

The Ryzen 7 1700X CPUs offer comparable/slightly better performance in games than Intel chip, but it’s synthetic benchmarks where eight-core Ryzen really shines. It’s also worth noting the huge performance difference in Civilization 6 using DX12 API (15-20%):


  • 3DMark Firestrike Physic score
  • 3DMark11 Physic score
  • Ludashi 5.15 CPU score
  • Ludashi 5.15 GPU score
  • Ludashi 5.15 Memory score
  • Ludashi 5.15 Disk I/O score
  • Blender 2.78A (second, lower the better)
  • 7zip 15.05 beta 1min
  • LuxMark 3.1 CPU Opencl
  • Fritzchess
  • Cinebench R15 ST
  • Cinebench R15 MT
  • Platform power consumption Full-load (lower the better)
  • Platform power consumption Idle (lower the better)
  • Platform power consumption Gaming (lower the better)
  • Platform power consumption Office-usage (lower the better)
  • Ashes of the Singularity DX12 – Average FPS
  • Battlefield 1 Average FPS
  • Call of Duty 13 Average FPS
  • Counter Strike Global Offensive Average FPS
  • Counter Strike Global Offensive Minimum FPS
  • CrossFire 4.1.8 Average FPS
  • CrossFire 4.1.8 Minimum FPS
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Average FPS
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Minimum FPS
  • H1Z1 | King of the Kill Average FPS
  • H1Z1 | King of the Kill Minimum FPS
  • Hitman 6 Average FPS
  • Tomb Raider DX12 Average FPS
  • Tomb Raider DX12 Minimum FPS
  • Civilization 6 DX12 Average FPS
  • Civilization 6 DX12 Minimum FPS
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division DX12 Average FPS
  • World of Tanks Average FPS
  • World of Tanks Minimum FPS
Power Consumption1700X6800K
Platform power consumption – CPU full load (the smaller the better)123 W126.87 W
Platform power consumption – standby (the smaller the better)62.77 W98.74 W
Platform Power – Game (the smaller the better)154.66 W194.2 W
Platform power consumption – office (the smaller the better)81.55 W113.5 W

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X tops CPU-Z scoreboard

A Ryzen chip has taken the lead in CPU-Z benchmark scoreboard. This website with the graph is not displayed for everyone, just for the person who uploaded this validation. The CPU is most likely overclocked, but we can’t be sure since the validation page is not accessible.

Not only does Ryzen 7 1700X take the lead over Intel Core i7 7700K, but also over Broadwell-E based processors. Of course, CPU-Z benchmark should be taken with a grain of salt, there are far better tools to measure raw performance, yet still, this result is quite good, considering that we are not even looking at the most powerful processor in Ryzen lineup.

Ryzen Downcore

Now let’s look at the new feature of Ryzen CPUs. The ability disables individual cores. This screenshot, provided by one of our readers, suggest that we are looking at the options in BIOS, rather than something to be controlled through Ryzen Master (which makes sense, since disabling cores in the operating system is probably not the best idea). From my understanding, it is possible to disable up to 6 cores out of 8.

Many thanks to API for the picture!

First customers receive their Ryzen motherboards

Guys over at Baidu are showing their new boards. It appears that they somehow managed to purchase and receive their motherboards before the release date. Unfortunately for them (and us) they still have no CPUs, so we shouldn’t expect any leaks from them.

AMD Wraith Max Cooler demo

This video was uploaded to YouTube, but it was quickly taken down. It demonstrates how RGB lighting works on the new stock Wraith Max cooler.

AMD Ryzen + Vega

Most of you probably didn’t have the chance to this video, which was posted by AMD official channel in China. This is probably the only video where AMD employee (Robert Hallock) is talking about Vega at Ryzen Tech Day. Not very informative, but worth checking out.


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