A Journey to Greatness
First off, let me give you a bit of advice if you’re in the market for AMD’s Ryzen 2700X. If you, by any chance, see this processor for less than 300 bucks, snag it! Now that Black Friday is over, it might be difficult to find it for a decent price. The amount of time and browsing that I went through to get this for a reduced price all paid off on Cyber Monday. Hopefully, with the holiday season still in the air, a price reduction could be just around the corner. Well, enough about the price and my quest in attaining this. You’re probably asking how this year’s Ryzen actually performs.
Installation of Innovation
What surprised me was how easy it was to install my new toy. All it took was careful precision and a bit of pressure on a small latch, and bada-bing, it was in. Some Motherboards may not have this, as it varies with each manufacturer. One of the great aspects of this processor is that it comes with an RGB cooling fan that can be noisy at startup. On the plus side, it is great for anyone looking to add a bit of color to their setup. Unfortunately, as far as overclocking goes, a liquid cooler is the better option. So, if you plan on overclocking, its best to hold off on its installation. Instead, use one of the many liquid coolers out on the market.
Running like a Wolf
As soon as my build was complete, the startup felt natural and fluid. As for how gameplay felt with the latest ones, well, lets just say that playing Black Ops 4 never felt better with fast load times and liquid smooth gameplay. With a steady internet connection, the game ran perfectly combined with the processor and my 16 gigs of ram.
As for other games such as Dark Souls and Bioshock, load times were practically cut in half. It is like this processor was designed to keep me in the action at all times and out of the load times. Of course, that is probably thanks to its 3.7ghz base speed brought about by its 8-core design. More of its specs can be found below. As for its speed, so far, it’s top of the line in the current market, which helped it make its mark as 2018’s best gaming CPU.
# of CPU Cores: 8
# of Threads: 16Base Clock: 3.7GHzMax Boost Clock: 4.3GHz1. Total L1 Cache: 768KB2. Total L2 Cache: 4MB3. Total L3 Cache: 16MBUnlocked: YesCMOS: 12nm FinFETPackage: AM4PCI Express Version: PCIe 3.0 x16Thermal Solution: Wraith Prism with RGB LEDDefault TDP / TDP: 105WMax Temps: 85°C
Windows 10 – 64-Bit EditionRHEL x86 64-BitUbuntu x86 64-Bit*Operating System (OS) support will vary by manufacturer.
Is It Your Time?
If you feel like it is time to upgrade your PC, or you are building a brand new one specifically for gaming, then your best bet is definitely the Ryzen 2700X. The CPU is cheaper then most Intel CPU’s and performs just as well. What is better is if you are building an AMD build complete with compatible RAM and graphics cards. Currently priced at $329.99 at most retailers, the price has varied in the last few months. My advice is to be patient if you are on a budget. It will arrive; trust me, it is well worth it.
Do you plan on looking further into the Ryzen 2700X? Or if you own it already, what’s your opinion so far? Let us know in the comments below.