AMD captured our attention with the announcement of the Ryzen lineup of CPU’s competing with Intel in the high end CPU market. Today, benchmarks are being released and the CPU seems to be living up to the hype. I have some numbers I ran for the Ryzen 7 1800x, you can check out a video review located on my channel, the ToastyBros if you want something more in depth.
The system I used for testing consists of the following specs
- Ryzen 7 1800x at stock
- Aorus AX370 – Gaming 5 Motherboard
- 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHZ
- XFX R9 390 8 GB Video Card
- Corsair CX750 Watt 80 plus Bronze psu
- Noctua NH-U12s SE CPU Cooler
The Ryzen Benchmarks
The numbers I gathered are primarily from benchmarks that focus on CPU demanding applications, Here is a list of the tests I ran.
- Cinebench R15
- 3DMark Timespy (DX12 Focus)
- PCMark Creative Benchmark
- Handbrake H.264 Encoding
- CPU-Z Benchmark
I am comparing the 1800x with a CPU I have on hand, the Intel core i7 5820k. This CPU is a 6 core 12 thread cpu that is still a great processor, however the 1800x should beat this chip in most tests. So for sake of fair chance, I overclocked the 5820k to 4.5, and 4.0 ghz, the speeds will be specified along with the benchmarks. I will post the benchmarks and then provide a conclusion.
I plan on testing the 1700x, and 1700 in a separate review, but let’s break down some of these numbers.
- The 1800x is a multi core beast, the numbers that come from tests like CPU-Z and Cinebench show that its 8 cores and 16 threads really deliver
- In single threaded performance, the 1800x lacks the power it needs to compete fully with the i7 7700k, at least in synthetic benchmarks, real world gaming coming shortly. The 1800x is on par with the 5820k, which is well behind the 7700k in terms of IPC performance. A slight downside
- The handbrake demo shows that some software isn’t fully utilizing the new architecture just yet, but it will come in the near future.
- Overall, for the money, the AMD Ryzen 7 1800x is the hero that AMD needed. At $499, it has to be in your line of site when building a workstation or enthusiast grade gaming machine.
- AMD is back baby!