With the commercial availability of AMD’s Ryzen 7 series processors less than a week away, it’s time for some more Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7 6900 gaming performance benchmarks.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X outstrips Intel i7-6950K

The Ryzen 7 1800X is the flagship chip in the enthusiast class Ryzen 7 series and it is expected to lock horns with arch rival Intel’s Core i7 6900K. But before we delve into the technical aspects of the recently conducted benchmarks, we would like to point out that the 1800X ($499) already has a head start owing to its less-then-half the price of the Intel Core i7 6900K ($1050).

AMD Ryzen CPUCores/ThreadsCacheTDPCoolerBaseTurboXFRPrice
AMD Ryzen 7 17008/1620MB65WWraith Spire3.0GHz3.7GHzN/A$329
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X8/1620MB95WN/A3.4GHz3.8GHz3.8GHz+$399
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X8/1620MB95WN/A3.6GHz4.0GHz4.0GHz+$499

The comparison between both chips’ performance was initially posted on Chinese hardware forums, which then got picked up by the folks over at Videocardz.com.  

Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7 6900 gaming performance benchmarks

System specs:

  • Game: Sniper Elite 4
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 6900K & AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.
  • Memory: 8GB Crucial DDR4-2400MHz memory
  • Storage: 850 PRO 512GB Samsung SSD
  • Graphics: x2 RX 480 in CrossfireX
  • Resolution: 4K

Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6900K gaming benchmark

The 1800X consistently pulled off higher frameworks with a 12% lead on average across the board. The chip is believed to have outperformed even the Kaby Lake speed-star Core i7 7700K in single thread performance, as well as the 10-core i7 6950X ($1700) desktop flagship Intel HEDT CPUs across the board with a single-click auto-overclock on air cooling.

Meanwhile, we came across some more benchmarks in SisSoftware Sandra database.

ryzen 7 1800X gaming benchmarks

As you can see, a single Ryzen 7 1800X leads several multi-CPU Xeon enterprise systems in cryptography and multimedia performance. Although, we would urge you to take these results with a grain of salt as the source of the data was essentially a synthetic test.

If you are looking for more detailed overviews of the Ryzen 7 series processors, make sure to check out recent articles where we have outlined what we can expect from the likes of Ryzen 7 1700X, Ryzen 7 1700, and of course, Ryzen 7 1800X.

Worth noting, the existing embargo on reviews for AMD’s Ryzen 7 processor will come to an end on March 2. That’s when the lucky few from the press who got the chance to review the new chips will be able to publish their finding. So, stay tuned as we wait for more details to emerge in the coming days.


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