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In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen R7 1700X is massively better than the AMD Opteron 6274 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Ryzen R7 1700X was released over three years more recently than the Opteron 6274, and so the Ryzen R7 1700X is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Opteron 6274 when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The Opteron 6274 has 8 more cores than the Ryzen R7 1700X. 16 cores is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games, as games are not yet able to harness this many cores. The cores in the Ryzen R7 1700X is more than enough for gaming purposes. However, if you intend on running a server with the Opteron 6274, it would seem to be a decent choice.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Ryzen R7 1700X and Opteron 6274 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Ryzen R7 1700X has a 1.2 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Opteron 6274 is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Opteron 6274 has a 12288 KB bigger L2 cache than the Ryzen R7 1700X, and the two CPUs have the same L3 cache size, so the Opteron 6274 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Ryzen R7 1700X has a 20 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 6274, and was created with a 18 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Ryzen R7 1700X will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZenInterlagos
MoBo SocketSocket AM4Socket G34
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date02 Mar 201714 Nov 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe AMD Ryzen R7 1700X 8-Core 3.4GHz is a high-end CPU based on the 14nm Zen micro architecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 threads), initially clocked at 3.4GHz base clock and 3.8GHz boost with an unlocked multiplier for overclocking, and 16MB of L3 Cache. Among its many features are Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost. This CPU is likely to offer exceptional computational performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC. It will be able to play all modern games comfortably on high/ultra graphics performance without being a hindrance to the accompanying GPU.Opteron Hexadeca Core 6274 is a 16-Core Server CPU part of the Opteron 6200 Series released by AMD in 2011/2012.
Each Core is clocked at 2.2 and features one thread, making a total of 16.
Obviously not designed for gaming, due to its tremendous price, it will deliver great performance for those crazy enough to use for extreme gaming performance.

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