AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X Review
Published: 19th April 2018 | Source: AMD | Price: |
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 H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans
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.
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.
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.
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.