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

Video & Gaming Testing
We have added video and gaming testing to our CPU tests. We do this to see if there is a difference in overall gaming performance when using different processors.

First up we have 3DMark. From the 3DMark tests we will be recording to CPU or physics scores from the test. We will be running the Time Spy benchmark as well as the Fire Strike Ultra benchmark.

Now are will move on to Ashes of the Singularity. Here will be running the GPU Focused benchmark at the “Standard” quality setting. We will be running the benchmark at 1080P, 1440P, and 4K resolutions.

Batman Arkahm Origins is a game we typically use in our video card testing suite as it has a built-in benchmark. We are running the gaming with everything set at DX11 Advanced, once again we will be running this benchmark at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolutions.

We round out our gaming tests with Star Wars Battlefront. We run the game at the “High” quality preset and at the same three resolutions as the other games.

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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