AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X processor appears on Geekbench

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X processor appears on Geekbench

Ryzen 2nd Generation on existing AM4 hardware

Published: 13th March 2018 | Source: Geekbench | Author: Mark Campbell

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X processor appears on Geekbench

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X processor appears on Geekbench

AMD's second generation of Ryzen hardware is set to release in April, moving AMD's Zen architecture to GlobalFoundries' new 12nm manufacturing node to deliver higher clock speeds and higher levels of efficiency. With this launch, AMD is set to deliver higher clock speeds and improved boost speed technology, delivering enhanced performance when compared to AMD's current generation offerings.
Benchmarks for the company's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X have appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking database, utilising an existing motherboard design in the form of the ASUS Crosshair VI Hero to deliver performance numbers which surpass what we have seen on our own Ryzen 7 1800X, even while overclocked.
The base clock speed of this CPU model is reported as 3.7GHz, lining up with existing Ryzen 2nd Generation leaks, leaks which suggest that Ryzen 2nd Generation products will not offer their best performance on existing 300-series AM4 motherboards. AMD's existing 300-series motherboards will reportedly lack support for Precision Boost Overdrive, a feature which will allow AMD hardware to deliver higher boost clock speeds. This feature will only be available on 400-series motherboards, which means that the Ryzen 2700X could have some extra out of the box potential.
When compared to average scores from AMD's Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X on Geekbench, the 2700X numbers here offer a significant boost to single-threaded and multi-threaded performance. What is also worth noting is that these results are listed with 2400MHz memory, which could hold back the memory performance aspects of this benchmark. While it is possible that these memory numbers have been misreported, these overall results are still a lot higher than what our Ryzen samples have been capable of in this test suite.

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X processor appears on Geekbench

These results paint a positive picture for Ryzen second-generation hardware, though the improvement here is not revolutionary. These results are in line with our expectations for AMD's 2700X, delivering improved clock speeds in both single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads. We look forward to seeing how well Ryzen 2nd Generation hardware will perform in other applications.
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