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Face2Face

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So I just watched the LinusTechTips video and he says XFR only gives an additional 100MHz... So basically the 1800X would boost to 4.1GHz. Not sure if that's all cores or not?

Anyway, the 1700 IMO is the real winner here. I'm hoping most samples don't have an issue overclocking beyond 4GHz.
 

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So I just watched the LinusTechTips video and he says XFR only gives an additional 100MHz... So basically the 1800X would boost to 4.1GHz. Not sure if that's all cores or not?

Anyway, the 1700 IMO is the real winner here.
I predicted 100-200Mhz for XFR. I think the 1800X doesn't make much sense against the 1700X. I can't see paying $100 more for it, unless there is something we don't know.
 

Face2Face

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I predicted 100-200Mhz for XFR. I think the 1800X doesn't make much sense against the 1700X. I can't see paying $100 more for it, unless there is something we don't know.
Agreed. Unless they're binned and they OC much better? I guess we'll see when reviews go live.
 

realibrad

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So I just watched the LinusTechTips video and he says XFR only gives an additional 100MHz... So basically the 1800X would boost to 4.1GHz. Not sure if that's all cores or not?

Anyway, the 1700 IMO is the real winner here. I'm hoping most samples don't have an issue overclocking beyond 4GHz.
Linus said that the x part should get better overclocking, so if you OC as far as a chip can go, the 1700x would be better than the 1700. The 1700 also has a much lower base clock, so if you dont OC then that might be a factor. So for 17.5% more money you get 11.7% more cpu clock and higher OC head room with XFR.
 
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That is not an unreasonable choice, but thanks to another baseline Intel has set for us, the question many will ask is: Should I get a 7700K or a 6900K if they were at the same price?

(substitute 6900K with 1700X/1800X of course)
7700K for gaming. 6900K is not ideal -- overpriced, worse IPC, lower clock potential, etc.

Stay far away from Broadwell-E if you are a gamer.
 
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malitze

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That is not an unreasonable choice, but thanks to another baseline Intel has set for us, the question many will ask is: Should I get a 7700K or 6900K if they were at the same price?
While gaming is still a major use case for me I always have plenty of other stuff running besides the game itself where my 4790 (non-k, unfortunately) starts to struggle. So for me more cores is an important factor.
 

Face2Face

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Linus said that the x part should get better overclocking, so if you OC as far as a chip can go, the 1700x would be better than the 1700. The 1700 also has a much lower base clock, so if you dont OC then that might be a factor. So for 17.5% more money you get 11.7% more cpu clock and higher OC head room with XFR.
Yeah I guess we'll see if the X variants do manually OC better. For someone who doesn't OC, then of course, the 1700X would probably be a better buy. Assuming the 1700 overclocks like the rest of the lineup, it would be the choice around these parts. $329 for a 8/16 -- noice!
 

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In short:
$499 for the 1800X,
$399 for the 1800
$329 for the Ryzen 7 1700.

Using the Cinebench benchmarking tool, AMD showed that a Ryzen R7 1800X machine with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, using a NVIDIA 12GB TITAN X and an AM4-based motherboard was able to match a similar Intel i7-6900K machine (with the same RAM, GPU and storage, but an ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming motherboard) in a single-core test. In the multi-threaded version of the same test, the Ryzen machine returned a 9% better score than the i7-6900K system.


Ryzen R7 1800X
Intel i7-6900K**
1601 (Cinebench R15 nT) 1474 (Cinebench R15 nT)
162 (Cinebench R15 1T) 162 (Cinebench R15 1T)
AMD claimed they have the world's fastest eight-core desktop CPU in the market today.
Official preorders start today (22nd of Feb)
 

Face2Face

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7700K for gaming. 6900K is not ideal -- overpriced, worse IPC, lower clock potential, etc.

Stay far away from Broadwell-E if you are a gamer.
I game on Haswell-E :) No issues here. Unless you're shooting for 144Hz or more, then it's usually negligible. I agree though, the 6900K is a terrible buy for gamers.
 

greatnoob

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Hopefully the 4c/8t chips can overclock higher than the 8c/16t ones. If I can squeeze 4.5ghz out of it I'd be very impressed considering single core speeds are marginally higher than Intels and prices are low
 

SlowSpyder

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Pretty impressive. Can't wait for real reviews. Ryzen looks very strong, $1k+ CPU performance affordable to everyone now.
 

Face2Face

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I'm really interested to see actual power numbers. My jaw will drop if AMD can pull off a 65w 8/16 3GHz+ CPU.
 

Anubis

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Pretty impressive. Can't wait for real reviews. Ryzen looks very strong, $1k+ CPU performance affordable to everyone now.
yea i can see this being a massive hit with people who make content and need the cores for video compression and such. the 6/8 core intels are great performers but massively overpriced IMO
 

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http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-ryzen-goes-preorder-today-info-and-event-benchmark-videos.html

"Just a quick recap of the news facts today:

  • Three AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors will launch globally on March 2, the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700.
  • AMD beat its goal of 40% IPC improvement with Zen – achieving 52%.
  • Base and boost clock speeds, TDP and suggested pricing for each Ryzen 7 variant.
  • The flagship Ryzen 7 1800X was shown outperforming a similarly configured 8-core, 16-thread Intel Core i7-6900K in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded, Handbrake-based video transcoding, as well as showing comparable 4K gaming performance.
  • Pre-orders will begin February 22 at 1 p.m. EST from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs.
  • AMD will launch the Wraith Spire, a new cooling solution for select Ryzen processors."
So 1PM EST, 10AM PST
 

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I'm really interested to see actual power numbers. My jaw will drop if AMD can pull off a 65w 8/16 3GHz+ CPU.
Lisa Su confirms in the presentation that the Ryzen 1700 (non-X) is 65W TDP with 3.0GHz base and 3.7GHz turbo. 8C/16T power in a mainstream package!
 
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