Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Intel Core i7-7820X 8-Core Processor Review

CPU Testing
Our first benchmarking program is AIDA 64. It has many different CPU benchmarks, the first one we will be running is the CPU Queen. Higher scores are better.

Up next we have the ZLib test. Again higher scores are better here.

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. We take a video file that is ~6.27 GB, 3840 x 1714, 73.4 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mov file and transcoded it to a ~1480 MB, 1920×858, ~17.1 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mp4 video file. When we start the encoding process we start a timer, the faster the encoding completes the better. We have done this test with Intel QVC turned off for the Intel CPU tests.

The x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 encodes a 1080p video segment into the x264 format. There are two passes with 4 runs each. We average the 4 runs for each pass to give you what you see below. This is a multi-threaded test so it takes advantage of all the cores of your processor. Obviously higher frames per second is better.

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.
  • Tim Draper

    So you compare a $599 processor against a Ryzen 1700 without overclock and running Ram at 2133?

    Mmm, curious. I wonder what the justification for that could be?

  • Well one Tim we test processors against all other processors we have on hand, which included the Ryzen 7 1700 and other Intel parts in that price range as well. We do not have any AMD TR parts so we could not test those.

    As for the memory, that specific memory kit would not work on our Ryzen system at anything other than 2133 MHz. That is with the latest micro-code update and BIOS update for our motherboard. We troubleshooted the issue for a week but ran into the same result. We have yet to hear back from AMD on the issue.

    it is not a direct comparison, the other chips are there to give you an idea of performance across the board. I don’t think someone looking at a $599 chip would be considering a Ryzen 7 1700. We included the $999 i9-7900X in our testing as well and mentioned the ThreadRipper 1900X in the conclusion as an option around the same price.

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