Am today 2 March writes AMD (processor) History: With the official launch of Ryzen generation, a new chapter begins at the chipmaker. The microarchitecture "bulldozer" with its optimizations like "Vishera" (introduced in the form of the popular FX-8370), which was introduced in 2011 and never threatened by competitors Intel, deviates from the newly developed successor. The architecture, formerly known as Zen, now bears the name Ryzen. AMD sent a test kit to the editorial team in a smart wooden box. This included among other things the top model Ryzen 7 1800X, which is ideal at present 559 euros to have. COMPUTER BILD clears the test whether the Ryzen 7 1800X is dangerous to the top of the Intel models.
But first a few details about Ryzen. AMD Ryzen is releasing AMD Ryzen in three classes equivalent to Intel's i3, i5 and i7 family: Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 - the latter are the beginning. For the five-digit product names, the first digit is for the generation, the second for the performance level, the third and fourth are reserved for certain properties. At position 5 a letter appears, if not, but does not have to. An X indicates a high power, a T indicates a low power consumption. The letters H, U and M are intended for notebook chips. The Ryzen 7 1800X is a top-class chip. It provides eight physical arithmetic cores with a base clock of 3.6 gigahertz and buries up to 16 threads at the same time. The cache is lush 20 megabytes in size. By Turbomodus the 1800X puts on a single core again 400 Megahertz drauf. Overclockers are looking forward to an unlocked multiplier for additional power reserves. The power package has a power loss of just 95 watts, says AMD. This would be quite economical for a native octa core.
With Ryzen, AMD introduces new motherboards. They are equipped with the latest DDR4 memory (officially up to 2,666 Megahertz) and work with fresh chipsets, such as the X370 and B350. The entry-level chipset A320 offers no overclocking functions, in contrast to the two previously mentioned chipsets. For the following test results COMPUTER BILD was available with the upper class MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium (cost point: 299 Euro).
Ryzen 7 1800X test: As fast as he really is
AMD drummed months ago for its Ryzen chips and published at that time a Tempovergleich with the 1,100 euro expensive Intel Core i7-6900K . In a special benchmark you were a little faster, AMD was believed. The expectations of Ryzen were correspondingly high, now there is clarity: Compared to the popular FX-8370 of the previous AMD generation, the workload increases by 27 per cent noticeably. The Ryzen 7 1800X almost equals the Intel Core i7-7700K (test score : 1.83) at this measuring point . In terms of video editing, the new is even almost three times the performance compared to the old FX chip and is also significantly different from the Intel's Kaby-Lake processor 7700K. Proper ride takes the Ryzen 7 1800X up, When it comes to highly parallelized tasks (green bars), including CAD applications. In this test point, AMD's Achtkerner sets the new best value and even points the sinfully expensive Intel Core i7-6950X (test score : 1.83) with ten data cores. The reason for this is probably the somewhat higher base act of the Ryzen processor. The lack of an integrated graphics unit is due to the fact that it is not enough for the top CPU ranking in the overall result.
XFR - the abbreviation for extra tempo
Under the term XFR (e X tended F requency R ange), AMD is establishing a part of the SenseMi technology, which is to provide more speed depending on the power consumption and utilization. Thus, all cores of the Ryzen 7 1800X clock as standard with up to 3.6 GHz (GHz), thanks to XFR on all cores up to 3.7 GHz. A computer core runs in the turbo mode at 4 GHz and thanks to XFR even at 4.1 GHz. In the current measurements, this reflected the following: Under full load, the 1800X 334 watts allowed itself, and is therefore at eye level with the i7-7700K (333 watts). The lowest possible power consumption in desktop operation was 61 watts, Intel's Kaby-Lake processor came only to 30 watts. Compared to the i7-6950X, Like the Ryzen 7 1800X without integrated graphics unit and therefore for this measurement was also operated with a graphics card consumed 65 watts. The increased power consumption is due to both CPUs of the dedicated graphics card.
More Ryzen 7 CPUs and a view
Parallel to the launch of the Ryzen 7 1800X (available since March 2, 2017) AMD releases the more favorable models 1700X and 1700 into the market. Both are native octa-core processors that compute up to 16 threads at the same time and come with lower clock rates compared to the top model. AMD puts it against Intel's i7-6900K and i7-6800K - soon COMPUTER PICTURE provides test results for the 1700X and 1700. AMD also left a press briefing to see that after the Ryzen 7 debut models of the Ryzen-5 family planned are. These are probably four-core and six-core processors, which will appear in the second quarter of 2017. In addition, Ryzen 3 CPUs for the entry-level market as well as processors including integrated graphics unit (so-called APUs) are in discussion. The good news: All upcoming Ryzen chips fit into AM4 mainboards - this saves costs when upgrading later.