You love those wizards launch times, don’t you? A new generation with new reviews of the whole series at the same time. That is, yes, we could not do all this at the same time due to customs clearances and Mr. Rabie left the workplace early before he tested the processors as a whole, but in one conversation with the human resources department he underwent us and tested the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X processor, the newcomer in the high-performance category. from AMD.
This isn’t actually 7th generation either, but 6th generation for desktops, and that’s because the Ryzen 6000 series was geared towards mobile devices. So, what do you think processors offer this time with the new generation? We’ll tell you what we said about the new platform in our Ryzen 7600X review!
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X processor specifications
The processor works with the Zen 4 architecture that we talked about above, like all other AMD Ryzen 7000 processors, and this architecture is obtained in the form of a single chip with eight cores and sixteen processing threads. Why did we mention this part? Because you will see twice as many of these cores in the Ryzen 7 7590X that will come with two chips inside.
This is in contrast to what Intel offers, of course, which adopts the idea of big.LITTLE, which relies on processors that mix between cores designed for efficiency and cores designed for performance, and this processor will compete with the upcoming Core i7-13700K processor with eight cores for performance and the same for efficiency.
But apart from cores and processors, we must mention that AMD Ryzen 7000 processors that run on the AM5 platform do not support DDR4 memory. It only supports DDR5 memory with frequencies of up to 5200MHz on a maximum of two channels, and this is not the best if you ask us because AMD will force users of its new platform to update to DDR5 memory that does not fully exploit its capabilities yet.
This is also in contrast to what Intel offers, and this is because it will extend support to another generation of DDR4 memory, which is the thirteenth generation, which makes the Intel package cheaper as a whole unlike the AMD package that will require you to update the processor, board and memory.
As for frequencies, it operates at a basic frequency of 4.5 GHz that can reach 5.4 as a maximum frequency, and this is while working at a temperature of up to 95 degrees Celsius, whether with or without overclocking.
The base power draw of the processor alone is 105 watts, which is 50 watts higher than the Ryzen 7 5700X that came from its predecessor. In this case, we expect the processor temperature to become higher due to the power it will also draw.
As for the hidden memories, the first stage remains 512 KB, while the second was doubled to reach 8 MB instead of 4 with the previous generation, and the third stage also stands at 32 MB, as was the case with the last generation.
As for the graphics chip that we see for the first time in the X processors from Ryzen, the chip placed inside this processor is the AMD Radeon chip that comes with two graphics processing cores, knowing that its frequency is 2200 for the graphic memory and the frequency of the processor itself is only 400 MHz. A number that is not great, and we only expect some very light games in addition to screen operation only.
What is the price of AMD Ryzen 7 7700X?
As for the price, it comes at a cheaper price than the previous generation 5800X, which is priced at $ 399.
Newcomer performance tests
Well. Let’s remind you of something that AMD has not yet released only X670 motherboards and has not released B-series motherboards, but in all cases the tests would have been in the same range because a processor of this class is only suitable for a higher-class motherboard, which worked in this assembly:
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X.
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero.
- RAM: GSkill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 CL30 2x16GB
- Storage Disk: Transcend SSD230S 2TB/XPG S50
- Graphics Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti VENTUS 3X
- Power supply: DeepCool Gamer Storm DQ850-M
- Heatsink for processor: Corsair ICUE H170i Elite LCD
Beginning with the processor’s performance in its testing software, the processor was able to score 13,765 points for the 3D Mark Time Spy tests. This means that it is 17% weaker than the Core i7-12700K at this point for the previous generation Intel processor.
When going to the Cinebench tests on its various platforms, we will find that the processor scored 308 points on the single-core tests and 3182 points on the multi-core tests. The R20 tests witnessed a score of 771 points for one core and 7611 points for multiple cores, a difference of 2% in favor of the same Intel processor at the level of one core and almost 14 weaker than the Intel processor at the level of multiple cores.
If we go for the R23 from Cinebench as well, we will find that the new AMD processor scored 1965 points for one core and 19102 points for multiple cores. The Core i7 processor that we are talking about is 1% weaker than it for a single core, and 16% stronger than it for multiple cores.
Rendering tests on Blender and Corona were also similar for the same differences. The processor rendered Corona in 72 seconds. This was at the same time that the i7 processor that came in the previous generation ran in 68 seconds on the same test, a difference of four seconds. Not a big number.
In terms of gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 7700X is the best Zen 4 processor for gaming, as it gives larger frames with almost all titles and even outperforms the 5800X3D of the previous generation, but the pricing crisis is what stands in its way.
The games we tested the processor on, AAA first, averaged 117 frames on Full HD with these games. This number is less than the average Core i5-12600K, which recorded 122 frames as an average per minute for the same category of games, and we do not need to say that the Core i7-12700K numbers will be close to the Core i5 processor numbers by fractions, and for this we see that in terms of games it will be even a processor Core 5 from last generation is better.
The eSports games were slightly better on this processor, and that’s because it averaged 586fps on games like Rainbow Six: Siege and Valorant on Full HD, while the Core i5 scored up to 575fps with the same games. Same accuracy, but the difference is not that great.
Temperatures and power draw
We expected that the temperature would change significantly with the new generation due to the power draw, which was clear by a difference close to 50 watts compared to the same category of the previous generation. The 5700X processor used to consume 78 watts of power and its temperature was up to 96 degrees in the case of pressure on the processor, and almost 90 degrees in the rendering of games and graphics.
But the 7700X was normal for it to reach 95 degrees Celsius for rendering and 93 degrees while pressing or gaming on it. The crisis here is that the processor originally can only bear a degree of up to 95 degrees Celsius only, and it is clear that it will remain close to it with the new Zen 4 architecture.
The point is, the Core i7-12700K was pulling more than this and the temperature was averaging 85 degrees Celsius with similar cooling systems to what we’re using in today’s testing, so why is this happening? Believe me, we do not know.
Well. Can we say that the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X is a bad processor? No, but it’s not the best in its class. If you look at the Core i7-12700K processor that came from the current generation that will be the last generation in a matter of days, you will see that it can beat it.
It can beat it and its current price on the market is $410, meanwhile, a Ryzen 7 7700X costs between $400, but it will also only cost you new DDR5 memory and an all-new platform, while an Intel processor will only cost you the motherboard.
We can tell you that a processor like the Ryzen 7 7700X will not be the best choice for gamers as long as a current generation Core i5 series processor can do the trick. Content creators and those who need a lot of performance with the latest AMD architecture and platform might want the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, but they’re going to need a lot; New memory, new motherboard and they may need to update the cooler.
In the end, not bad, but not lucky. There are those who are better than him from the previous generation of the competitor, and certainly there will be those who are better in the generation of the new competitor as well. We think the war was decided early this time.
Hawke Centre evaluation
- Performance: 8
- Price: 8
- cooling: 6
- Power withdrawal: 7.5
- Platform technologies and features: 7.5
- Good multi-core performance allows it to be a good choice for content makers.
- Support for DDR5 memory.
- Comes with an integrated graphics chip.
- Pricing is high as a complete package.
- Not as fast as last generation competitor.