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Canard PC’s AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Review is Out!

The latest issue of Canard PC Hardware includes a pretty detailed review of AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X processor. Reddit user JustFinishedBSG was nice enough to take photos of the review in the magazine and upload it to Reddit. First looking at synthetic benchmarks the Ryzen 7 2700X is at the top of the chart beating out the previous generation flagship Ryzen 7 1800X by 14% and Intel’s Core i7-8700K by 15%.

Gaming performance was also tested using a GTX 1080 Ti at 1440p resolution. While the Ryzen 7 2700X performed great in synthetic benchmarks, it did fall behind in real-world gaming tests. It did beat out the Ryzen 7 1800X by 4%, but the Core i7-8700K and even the Core i7-7700K out-perform it.

Moving on Canard PC compared Summit Ridge to Pinnacle Ridge in terms of Turbo frequency and memory latency. Of course Pinnacle Ridge showed significant improvements over the previous architecture, but when comparing to Intel when using the same DDR4-2666 memory kit the Ryzen 7 2700X was 17 ns slower than the Intel Core i7-8700K. Turbo is much smoother on Pinnacle Ridge.

As for power consumption the Ryzen 7 2700X consumed 13.2W more than the Ryzen 7 1800X.

Canard PC did their tests on an A320 chipset motherboard, which does not support AMD’s XFR 2 or Precision Boost Overdrive technologies. So it is possible that the Ryzen 7 2700X would have better performance on a X470 / X370 motherboard.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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