AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X Review

Test Setup

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
ASUS Prime X470-Pro
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

 


AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X Review  
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X Review  
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X Review  

Overclocking

Ryzen 5 2600X

AMDs Precision Boost 2 technology is capable of boosting the CPU much higher than the original Ryzen CPUs could manage, and if you're the type of person who just wants to build their system and forget about it this extra clock speed should be a boon in games, especially as so many of them are single threaded in nature.

AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation Ryzen 5 2600X Turbo boost  

With 4.2 GHz on a single core as the baseline we managed to push all six cores on the Ryzen 5 2600X to 4.2 GHz for our benchmarking suite and even obtained 4.3 GHz on all six cores, albeit in a manner that wouldn't pass our full range of tests. The 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs clearly have a lot more potential at the high end than the 14nm originals.


AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation Ryzen 5 2600X overclocking  


Ryzen 5 2600X Overclock  

Ryzen 7 2700X

At stock the Ryzen 7 2700X Precision Boost 2 technology can pump a single core up to nearly 4.3 GHz. That's a big step up from the 1st Generation of Ryzen CPUs and should give us some nice rewards in our benchmark suite.


AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation Ryzen 7 2700X Turbo Boost  

Getting all the cores to overclock is a bit of a mission, but it's doable. We managed to obtain 4.4 GHz on the Ryzen 7 2700X but not in a manner that would run all of our benchmarks. It's still impressive though. For benchmarking purposes we have the 2700X at 4.2 GHz with a couple of different types of memory as you'll see on the next page.


Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking  


AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation Ryzen 7 2700X overclock  

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Most Recent Comments

19-04-2018, 09:59:41

AlienALX
AMD handing out the slaps.

Very pleased with the reviews of this. Same price for more, always a winner in my book Quote

19-04-2018, 10:07:18

bfwhsm
Now, do the tests again with meltdown/spectre applied on intel cpus, as you should.
And you will see a VERY different story, with 2700k destroying 8700k in almost every measure).

(check out anandtech's review to get an idea)Quote

19-04-2018, 10:11:44

Dicehunter
Just waiting on your x370 vs x470 comparison video or write up, If there really is no difference when doing a manual overclock I shall get the 2700X as that review was ace !Quote

19-04-2018, 10:20:18

AngryGoldfish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Just waiting on your x370 vs x470 comparison video or write up, If there really is no difference when doing a manual overclock I shall get the 2700X as that review was ace !
I'm with you on this. I'm really curious to see whether X470 offers any performance benefits over X370.

Excellent review, Tom. These CPUs look fantastic. Some reviewers have hit 4.4Ghz, which is the golden number. Silicon Lottery might be selling 4.4Ghz 2700Xs to quite a few OCN members.Quote

19-04-2018, 10:42:24

trawetSluaP
Must... resist... temptation...

Fantastic reviews!Quote
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