AMD RYZEN discussion and benchmarks


#1

Regardless of the thread title, both AMD and Intel PC owners are welcome to participate is this thread, post your views and benchmarks.

AMD has been in the doldrums for many years as far as CPU architectures are concerned, and Intel although more expensive have IMO, been worth the extra cash. However, things have changed.

Perhaps Intel have been a bit complacent over the last few years, and just expected PC users would cough up the extra cash for an Intel platform. However, Intel have well and truly been caught with the pants down this time. Intel’s X299 platform is one of the most confusing platforms they have ever released. Having to support CPU’s with 4 cores and all the way up to 18 cores.

Adding to that, the boards have to support both dual channel memory for the 4 core CPU’s and quad channel memory for six core to 18 core CPU’s. Then Intel in there infinite wisdom choose to have X299 CPU’s supporting anything from 16 PCIe3 lanes, all the way up to 44 PCIe3 lanes.

Not only that, they have chosen to reserve the 44 PCIe3 lane CPU’s from 10 core CPU’s or more.
So, if you want a completely unrestricted and fully featured X299 system, you need to spend £1000 on a 10 core CPU, and northwards of £300 for a motherboard, and then add a quad channel DRAM package on top of that.

That brings me neatly to AMD RYZEN. At the moment the top of the range RYZEN CPU’s are designated R7. Currently they have 3 CPU’s in this range, the 1700, 1700X and the 1800X. The R7 range are 8 core 16 thread CPU’s. The top of the range Ryzen motherboards have the X370 chipset, and support 32 PCIe3 lanes from the RYZEN R7 CPU. 24 of them reserved for the two main PCIe3 slots for graphics or storage, 4 PCIe3 lanes reserved for M.2 NVMe, and 4 PCIe3 lanes reserved for USB3.1.

R7 1700 has a base clock of 3GHz with turbo on one core up to 3.6GHz. I paid £283 for mine.
R7 1700X has a base clock of 3.4GHz with turbo on one core up to 3.8GHz, priced at around £329.
R7 1800X has a base clock of 3.6GHz with turbo on one core up to 4GHz, priced around £439.
All R7 CPU’s have unlocked multipliers, so you can overclock them.

I will make something quite clear here. Intel still have the fastest CPU’s at the moment.
Example, Intel Skylake X i7 7820 which is an 8 core 16 thread CPU, just like RYZEN R7 is a faster CPU, but it does cost a good deal more than RYZEN R7, in fact close to £600, and then you have an expensive X299 motherboard to buy, and quad channel DDR4 memory to buy if you don’t already have a kit.

I was able to recycle my dual channel DDR4 DRAM over to my RYZEN build, so my RYZEN build of an R7 1700, and an Asus ROG Crosshair 6 Hero which cost me £493, was actually cheaper than buying the Intel Skylake X i7 7820 CPU on its own.

So far I’ve been able to overclock my RYZEN R7 1700 to 3.8GHz on all cores.

So, I’ve thrown down the gauntlet, and here is the CineBench R15 multi threaded CPU test to beat.

Click on the picture to see it fully.


#2

Looks like Patriot has completed testing on Ryzen compatible DDR4 memory.

Source: http://www.fudzilla.com/news/memory/44080-patriot-says-its-memory-is-ryzen-ready


#3

Wow thats great news, and AMDs new Threadripper prices were just announced. Launch dates and prices for Threadripper and Ryzen 3 now official. Only $999 for 16C/32T. I am going to stick with my 1800X as there will no use I have for a 16core 32thread processor.


#4

Looking Good Dee


#5

Corsair just made the list of DDR4 RAM for Ryzen avaialable
Hi all,

Here’s a list of currently validated DDR4 kits that’ll work with AMD Ryzen. I’ll update this as I get confirmation.

  • = Compatible with select motherboards, please consult motherboard manufacturer’s compatibility guide.

-As of July 12, 2017-

ValueSelect
CMV16GX4M1A2400C16
CMV8GX4M1A2400C16

Vengeance LPX
CMK64GX4M4A2400C16
CMK32GX4M2A2400C16
CMK16GX4M1A2400C16
CMK32GX4M4A2400C16
CMK32GX4M4A2400C16R
CMK16GX4M2A2400C16
CMK16GX4M2A2400C16R
CMK8GX4M1A2400C16
CMK8GX4M1A2400C16R
CMK16GX4M4A2400C16
CMK8GX4M2A2400C16
CMK8GX4M2A2400C16R
CMK4GX4M1A2400C16
CMK4GX4M1A2400C16R
CMK16GX4M2Z2400C16
CMK32GX4M2Z2400C16
CMK64GX4M4A2666C16
CMK64GX4M4A2666C16W
CMK16GX4M1A2666C16
CMK32GX4M4A2666C16
CMK32GX4M4A2666C16B
CMK32GX4M4A2666C16R
CMK32GX4M4A2666C16W
CMK16GX4M4A2666C16
CMK16GX4M2Z2666C16
CMK16GX4M4A2666C16B
CMK16GX4M4A2666C16R
CMK32GX4M2A2666C16
CMK32GX4M2A2666C16R
CMK32GX4M2A2666C16W
CMK16GX4M2A2666C16
CMK16GX4M2A2666C16R
CMK16GX4M2A2666C16W
CMK8GX4M1A2666C16
CMK8GX4M1A2666C16R
CMK8GX4M2A2666C16
CMK8GX4M2A2666C16R
CMK16GX4M2B3000C15*
CMK16GX4M2B3000C15B*
CMK16GX4M2B3000C15R*
CMK16GX4M2B3000C15W*
CMK8GX4M2B3000C15*
CMK8GX4M2B3000C15R*
CMK16GX4M2B3200C14R*

Vengeance LED
CMU16GX4M2A2400C16
CMU64GX4M4A2666C16
CMU64GX4M4A2666C16B
CMU64GX4M4A2666C16R
CMU32GX4M2A2666C16
CMU32GX4M2A2666C16R
CMU32GX4M4A2666C16
CMU32GX4M4A2666C16B
CMU32GX4M4A2666C16R
CMU16GX4M2A2666C16
CMU16GX4M2A2666C16R
CMU16GX4M2C3000C15*
CMU16GX4M2C3000C15B*
CMU16GX4M2C3000C15R*

Vengeance RGB
CMR32GX4M4A2666C16
CMR16GX4M2A2666C16
CMR16GX4M2C3000C15*

Dominator
CMD32GX4M4A2666C16
CMD16GX4M4A2666C16
CMD16GX4M2B3000C15*
CMD8GX4M2B3000C15*
CMD16GX4M2B3200C14*


#6

It’s going to be very interesting to watch how things play out through the end of 2017 and into 2018. Intel can no longer afford to be complacent.


#7

These are the RAM I ordered Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666 (PC4-21300) C16 for DDR4 Systems, White LED (CMU32GX4M4A2666C16)


#8

#9

I’ve done some brief testing of the storage performance on RyZen and X370.

From the brief tests that I have done, I am happy to report that NVMe and SATA performance is at least on par with what you would expect to get performance wise from an Intel platform.
NVMe performance may actually be better on RyZen, but I will need to do some more in depth tests to come to any proper conclusion.


#10

Same here I built my Ryzen build 1800X with 32gigs of ram and it does everything I need and more I am very happy with the new build for price VS Intels cost you can’t beat it.


#11

Hello
What motherboard and DRAM combination are you using?


#12

My Case just arrived for my Ryzen build. Can I get some opinions. All RGB interior


#13

I can only say my view ont he Vengeance RGB RAM, this and the H100i GTX are the only thing that Have RGB, the AIO does not have the same light its much dimmer, but the RAM looks great, no idea if they work on AMD but I dont see any reason why not to. Plus if you select black they turn of.

The case looks great, to expensive for my taste, and most importantly you will need to do a great job when it comes to cable management.
I also dont like how they have setup to positions for the the hard drives, but if you don have any spinning rust it probably want matter.


#14

It’s a very nice looking case, there is no doubt about that, but I couldn’t live with just 4x HDD/SSD bays.


#15

I use all SSDs now, The only real storage I need is for my movies and they are all in H265 HEVC and less than 1 GB each, they avg about 800mbs. So I can put about 900 on each 1 TB storage drive. I don’t think I have 300 yet. So each one of my rigs have about 3.5 Tbs of space. Plenty for me. After all wasn’t it Bill Gates who said “640K ought to be enough for anybody” So I am good. LOL
@vroom The case is not that expensive, it retails for 170.00USD and I got it on an Amazon sale for 149.00. EVGA has a really nice case also, but the glass is tinted too dark


#16

@alan1476 here the starting price of the Corsair 570X is 200 euro and it can go up to 250, so this is too much for my taste, especially in a case that is mainly for display. But if it was closer to 150-160 euros then we are talking about a very impressive product at a good price, but 200 euros is a no go for me.

I have not seen the the evga one, will search for it later tonight. From the picture it looks nice.


#17

My next case will be a Fractal Design Define R5.
I recently built a PC for a friend using this case, and its an absolute cracker.

http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define-series/define-r5-black


#18

8 - 3.5" HDD positions (can also accommodate 2.5" units); 2 - 2.5" dedicated SSD unit positions

Now that’s my kind of case


#19

Ryzen Memory QVL list has expanded to 122 different kits


#20

New AMD Ryzen master Software for Overclocking
https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master