This past year has been a real exciting one for processors. Before AMD launched their original Ryzen processors they were basically written off and dominated in the CPU world by Intel. AMD changed all of that with Ryzen, which proved to be one of the most exciting product launches in AMD history. It gave real competition to Intel in mainstream desktop space, so much so that Intel rushed out their “Coffee Lake” chips which came with increased core counts. At that time Intel remained on top with their 6-core, 12-thread Core i7-8700K, but today we are still going to see if that remains true. We have the new flagship AMD Ryzen 7 2700X which is a 8-core, 16-thread part which retails for only $329. Will this be the new king in the mainstream desktop platform? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to AMD for providing us with the Ryzen 7 2700X Processor to review.
# of CPU Cores: 8
# of Threads: 16
Base Clock: 3.7GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.3GHz
Total L1 Cache: 768KB
Total L2 Cache: 4MB
Total L3 Cache: 16MB
CMOS: 12nm FinFET
PCI Express Version: PCIe 3.0 x16
Thermal Solution: Wraith Prism with RGB LED
Default TDP / TDP: 105W
Max Temps: 85°C
The Ryzen 7 2700X packaging is pretty much the same as the first generation Ryzen packaging. On the front we have the Ryzen logo in the center and on the bottom right there is a “7” denoting that it is part of the Ryzen 7 family.
On one side there is a picture of the Wraith Prism CPU cooler that comes inside of the package and on the other side there is a see-through window that shows the processor.
Here are quick shots of the processor before you installed it in our system.