AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Review

Test Setup

ASUS Prime X370-Pro - 0504 bios
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3000MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

 

Overclocking the Ryzen 7 1800X is not necessarily what you might imagine it to be. Intel's CPUs have Turbo Boost, which should boost a single core up high, and then as you utilise more and more cores the Turbo Boost reduces back to 'stock'. In reality motherboard manufacturers just enable the Turbo Boost on all the cores regardless of implementation. So you end up with fast clock speeds on all your cores. With the AMD Ryzen it follows a similar path wherein a single core is heavily overclocked, but in the multiple core stuff it backs down to stock again. The difference is that when you're overclocking what you're doing is getting all the other seven cores to run at that same overclocked speed. 

We were able to get 4.1GHz running as a final clock for all cores but it wasnt our version of 100% stable and the temps were rediculous so we opted to go for a fully stable 4GHz and drop the volts right back down. As youll see soon despite it looking like its slower than stock because all 8 cores are running at 4GHz we saw some heathy performances boosts.

Stock (speed shown is single core)

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Overclock


AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Review


Last Minute Edit  

On the actual morning the NDA lifted Asus emailed us an updated BIOS - 0505. With this installed and D.O.C.P (XMP) enabled and our setting dialed in for the 4GHz overclock again we finally got 2933 memory running (1463.7 x 2 = 2933)

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Most Recent Comments

02-03-2017, 09:06:29

Zoot
I sat refreshing the page at work at around 2pm for this.

I'm seriously looking forward to watching the video later when I'm home.

So great to see AMD back in the game again. Quote

02-03-2017, 09:08:31

AlienALX
ugh this is like torture.Quote

02-03-2017, 09:09:15

AdmiralDonut
God damn that stuff is good. Looks like I'm definitely going to be making the move to AMD in June then. First AMD rig for me in almost 6 years.Quote

02-03-2017, 09:27:08

23RO_UK
Get in there AMD!!!

I've not owned a hyperthreaded CPU since my 2600k (which was awsome fair play), my next CPU is definitely AMD Ryzen.

Intel go do one with your price gouging and marginal speed increases over the years!

TTL you've made my day and then some fella!!!Quote

02-03-2017, 09:28:11

AngryGoldfish
Very good results. The 7700K is still the gaming king, but unless Intel drastically drop their prices I don't think I'll be going with a 7700K even with its superior gaming performance. I think I'll wait for the 6 core CPU's.

Thanks a lot for the excellent review, Tom.

Can someone point out where the temperatures are listed? I've read the review and I can't find them.Quote
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