AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU Review


Imagine that somebody buys a new Intel CPU. He dished out over 300 dollars for it. The enthusiast inside him says that they want to overclock it,

… but he didn’t notice that the processor is locked.

Meet AMD, the underdog of the two CPU tech giants.  Their Ryzen series comes with not only a CPU cooler, but every CPU in the Ryzen series is able to overclock.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Meet the fastest CPU for this motherboard. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X sports:

  • 8 Cores/ 16 Threads
  • Stock Frequency of 3.7 GHz
  • Max Frequency of 4.3 GHz
  • 768 KB of L1 Cache
  • 4 MB of L2 Cache
  • 16 MB of L3 Cache
  • TDP: 105 W
  • Comes with the Wraith Prism Cooler

After unboxing it, we put the CPU and its included cooler into a Gigabyte B450M DS3H after making sure all other components are installed and properly working. Booting it was a breeze with little to no problems. No bluescreening, no failed POSTS.


Passmark charted the 2700X with a score of 16974, putting it ahead of even the high-end 8th gen processors. 

Look at the 8086K falling behind by 300 score even though it is almost double the price.

Being only $309.99 on Newegg, the CPU gains mostly positive reviews. People call this a great CPU that rivals Intel in how much performance you are getting for the price. 

Pros: -Comes with a top-notch cooler. I’ve been doing this stuff for years and have never seen a stock cooler I’d even CONSIDER leaving on. Performs EXTREMELY well. If I didn’t already have a big AIO I’d just bolt this puppy on and call it a day.
-Most of the issues people had with 1st gen Ryzen are solved here : Is able to use much faster ram without complaint and gets a pretty nice boost in single/multicore max speed.
-Silicon lottery isn’t much of an issue here. Your CPU WILL boost to 4.3 for single core loads, and will hit 3.9-4.1 on all-core depending on your cooling. In other words, works EXACTLY as advertised.
-With some tuning and fiddling, comes within spitting distance of it’s main competition in single core loads and DEMOLISHES it in multi-core.

Justin D, 2018

While the CPU might be potent with its raw performance, some people noted:

Pros: So fast it cought me off guard at 1st. Everything runs super smooth and fast. Replaced my 6700k.
Paired with MSI Carbon Pro and G Skill 3200mhz memory.
Everything Worked like a charm. Didn’t even had to re-install windows it just worked. I will reset windows just in case.
Stock cooler is good. I was playing cs go with an open case and my temps were 49-51 Celsius which is insanely cool.
Cons: Fan a bit loud, but it’s not a big deal

Tolik O.


Note: This review is part of a school project.


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