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Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.9GHz paired with 3600MHz RAM competes/beats 7700K @ 5GHz

rhali8

35 months ago

Someone managed to get 3600MHz RAM working on their motherboard with a 1700X @ 3.9GHz. They threw a few benchmarks, and the CPU is clearly seen beating out the 7700K in 4 out of 6 games tested. The two games it fell behind in (in both cases) had a 3FPS gap between the i7.

This is great news.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

Higher ram speed will partially alleviate the problem, but it's essentially a core design issue/flaw. https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/217042-the-deal-with-ryzen

Glad to see that higher RAM speeds now working better, though price of 3600+ mhz ram kind of offsets the price to performance gain.... somewhat.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, but then again the cooling required to overclock a 7700K to 5GHz evens the price difference, since Ryzen doesn't really suffer from a thermal wall, just voltage problems.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Then why can't anyone push the R7 CPUs beyond 4.2GHz even though temps are decent?

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it would be 60 degrees since monitors for AM4 are reporting temps 20 degrees over what they actually are.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

IIRC, AMD's primary target with Ryzen was datacenter/server usage. So prioritizing power efficiency makes sense. All of the performance quirks with the architecture seem to represent the hoops they went through to keep power consumption down. Ryzen matching Intel architectures in multi-threaded throughput at lower TDPs must mean they're doing something right.

Maybe down the line they can create a more gaming performance-oriented "consumer Ryzen" iteration to alleviate to the data fabric and voltage issues.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

He purposely lowered the settings to eliminate GPU bottlenecks.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting. I asked the video creator for GPU load percentages in the games, idk if he will respond. He did say about something to do with updates for certain games which have increased Ryzen's performance, specifically GTA V and Mafia.

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