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Game Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz Ryzen R7 1700X
Red Dead Redemption 2 31% 28%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 49% 47%
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 39%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 62% 61%
Need For Speed Heat 41% 39%
The Outer Worlds 25% 22%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 25% 22%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 31% 28%
Borderlands 3 31% 28%
FIFA 20 50% 49%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz is noticeably better than the AMD Ryzen R7 1700X 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 7 2700 was released over a year more recently than the Ryzen R7 1700X, and so the Ryzen 7 2700 is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for 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 Ryzen 7 2700 and the Ryzen R7 1700X both have 8 cores. Games are not yet able to harness this many cores, so it is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games; however, if you intend on running a server with this CPU, it would seem to be a decent choice.

Both the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz and the AMD Ryzen R7 1700X have the same number of threads. Both the Ryzen 7 2700 and the Ryzen R7 1700X use hyperthreading. The Ryzen 7 2700 has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Ryzen R7 1700X has 2.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

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 7 2700 and Ryzen R7 1700X 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 0.2 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. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

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 Ryzen R7 1700X has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Ryzen 7 2700, and the two CPUs have the same L3 cache size, so the Ryzen R7 1700X 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 7 2700 has a 30 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Ryzen R7 1700X, and was created with a 2 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Ryzen 7 2700 will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenamePinnacle RidgeZen
MoBo SocketSocket AM4Socket AM4
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date19 Apr 201802 Mar 2017
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Cores8vs8
CPU Threads16vs16
Clock Speed3.2 GHzvs3.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency4.1 GHzvs3.8 GHz
Max TDP65 Wvs95 W
Lithography12 nmvs14 nm
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz is a high-range CPU based on AMD's 12nm Zen+ microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 logical), initially clocked at 3.2GHz, which may go up to 4.1GHz using Turbo Boost. It has an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 16MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. It has 3MB of L2 cache, 512KB per core. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 65W. It is on par with competitor processors. Among its many features, Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled. This CPU is likely to offer excellent computational performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC.The 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.

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