AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Processor Review

The flagship processor for AMD’s 2nd generation Ryzen processors was the Ryzen 7 2700X. For the Ryzen 3000 series we of course have the Ryzen 9 processors, which are really targeted towards the high-end. The Ryzen 7 3000 series is made up of two chips, the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 7 3700X. Both are 8-core, 16-thread parts with 36 MB of AMD GameCache. The Ryzen 7 3800X has a base clock of 3.9 GHz and boosts all the way up to 4.5 GHz whereas the Ryzen 7 3700X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts up to 4.4 GHz. The chips are only $70 apart too, at $399 for the Ryzen 7 3800X and $329 for the Ryzen 7 3700X. Today we will be checking out the Ryzen 7 3700X. We will not only be testing it against previous Ryzen processors, but Intel processors as well. Let’s take a look!

Special thanks to AMD for providing us with the Ryzen 7 3700X Processor to review.


# of CPU Cores: 8
# of Threads: 16
Base Clock: 3.6GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.4GHz
Total L2 Cache: 4MB
Total L3 Cache: 32MB
Unlocked: Yes
Package: AM4
PCI Express® Version: PCIe 4.0 x16
Thermal Solution: Wraith Prism with RGB LED
Default TDP / TDP: 65W


AMD has revised their packaging slightly since last generation. While you have the same Ryzen logo on the front of the box, the background is different, giving the box a more distinct look.

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On the side of the box we have information on the included Wraith Prism RGB cooler. Moving to the other side we actually get a view of our processor.

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On the back of the box is a small paragraph letting you know what all comes inside. And finally the top of the box is all plain.

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Getting everything out of the box you have the Ryzen 7 3700X processor, the AMD Wraith Prism RGB CPU cooler, installation instructions, and a small Ryzen 7 sticker.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Processor

Before we throw the processor in our test system here are a few quick shots!

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