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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 171,978 user samples
105,068 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
66,910 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 78th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
73.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
209 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
414 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
731 Pts 775 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
956 Pts 1169 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+22%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
245 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts +5% 460 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
806 Pts 896 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1026 Pts 1306 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+27%
Market Share
Based on 19,509,286 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.39 % Hugely higher market share.
+209%
0.45 %
Value
Value For Money
93.8 % Slightly better value.
+10%
85.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % 113 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$148 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$164
Age
Newest
16 Months Much more recent.
+45%
29 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.8 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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