AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Ryzen from the Ashes
It’s been several years (4 to 5 years) since AMD has released any CPUS. Of course, we can’t forget their APUS that have been making them relevant in the lower-end market of PC gaming. Anyone who’s a computer enthusiast, however, knows that to get the best gaming and productivity performance needed to get an Intel CPU. Intel’s dominance over the higher-end spectrum of the CPU market is nearly coming to a close.
The flagship of AMD’S Ryzen 7 range, the 1800X boasts a Base Clock speed of 3.6GHZ that can boost up to 4.0GHZ. This might seem low compared to the mainstream offerings that Intel has, but compared to the 4-core, 8-thread 7700K of the blue team, the 1800X is equipped with eight cores and 16 threads. Its TDP has been lowered as well compared to the previous generation of AMD CPUS (like the 9590) to 95W.
We won’t go into details about the new Zen architecture. If you want to learn more about Zen, head over to our website.
AMD’S AM3 and AM3+ platform have been with us for several years now. AMD’S Zen architecture will be looking forward to a new platform in the form of the AM4 platform.
The brand new chipset supports all the bells and whistles that a top-end PC should have such as NVME PCIE 3.0 x4, SATA III, SATA Express, Dual Channel DDR4, native USB 3.1 Gen2, and more.
Before we get into the benchmarks, AMD has advised that some benchmarking software (such as AIDA64 and Sisoft Sandra) are yet to be updated to fully support the new Ryzen CPUS.
To see how AMD’S new CPU performs, we equipped it with a Gigabyte AX370 Gaming 5, 16GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 3000MHZ, an ADATA SP920SS 256GB, an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960, and a Noctua U12S SEAM4 cooler.
The cooling system isn’t exactly the greatest since Am4-compatible coolers at the time of this review are still yet to be found in the local market. We were also unfortunate in the silicone lottery since we were only able to push our 1800X to 4.0GHZ at 1.45v. Any higher and the test system would just crash while benchmarking.
Now, onto the benchmarks. We ran CPUZ’s benchmarking tool where the 1800X was able to get a score of 2306 in the single-threaded test, while it was able to reach 20062 in the multi-threaded test.
For compression tests, we ran WINRAR x64 where the Ryzen CPU was able to reach 10,437Kbps.
In calculations, it was able to process wprime v2.10’s 32M test in just 4.2 seconds and its 1024M test in 101.434 seconds.
In terms of rendering capabilities, the 1800X perform well reaching a score of 1739 in Cinebench R15 while it was able to render a scene in POV-RAY 3.7 in just 79.43 seconds.
1080p gaming is a bit of a hit for the 1800X. It was able to get a score of 6577 in 3Dmark Fire Strike compared to the Intel’s i77700K’s 7063.
AMD has noted that there is a 20°C offset in temperature readings at the time of the review. While overclocked, the CPU reached a peak of 77°C. This is impressive especially if you take into account that we’re not using a high-end CPU cooler.
Despite its lackluster performance in lower resolution gaming, we still believe that the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X hits the sweet spot at PHP 27,000. If you’re only playing games at 1080p, you might want to look at Intel’s offering or wait for the more budget-friendly Ryzen 5 series. If you’re a person that does gaming, rendering, and other multithreaded tasks, the Ryzen 7 1800X is for you. Like a phoenix, AMD has Ryzen from its ashes.
CONCLUSION If you’re only playing games at 1080p, you might want to look at Intel’s offering or wait for the more budget-friendly Ryzen 5 series. If you that do gaming, rendering, and other multi-threaded tasks, the Ryzen 7 1800X is for you. Like a phoenix, AMD has Ryzen from its ashes.