The most affordable chip in AMD’s Ryzen 7 lineup, the Ryzen 7 1700, was put through some serious challenges a day before it was supposed to hit store shelves. If the resulting benchmarks are to be taken on their face value, there should be room for no further doubts that the chip is indeed the performer when overclocked.
The leak comes from a Baidu (Chinese forum) user who presumably gained early access to a boxed Ryzen 7 1700 unit. But, before we delve into the specifics, be advised that these figures are best taken with a pinch of salt.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 overclocked on stock Wraith cooler
The picture below shows the native cooling unit on the Ryzen 7 1700. It’s the same one used in the aforementioned overclock. Dubbed Wraith Spire, it offers 95W of cooling. No doubt, the fact that the chip managed to make it all the way to 4.0 GHz with that cooler, is indeed pretty impressive.
The setup included an X370 motherboard, 16GB of DDR4 memory (speed unknown). The benchmarks comprised CPU-Z’s built-in single and multi-threaded tests, as well as 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme.
Overclocked to 4.0 GHz, Ryzen mows down overclocked i7 6800K at $4.2 GHz
The setup used in the overclock also included a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, the Ryzen 7 1700 operating at 4.0 GHz clock speed, and 16GB of DDR4 memory of unknown speed.
The 1700 pulled off a physics score 20,874 which placed it well above the stock i7 6900K, as well as an i7 6800K operating at 4.2 GHz overclock. Both of these Intel cards score 18635 and 18961 respectively.
6900K running at stock and even an i7 6800K overclocked to 4.2GHz, which score 18635 and 18961 respectively.
The next test, meanwhile, was even more impressive considering that the 1700 (overclocked at 4.0 GHz) secured 2251 in the single-threaded benchmarks. In fact, in the single-threaded benchmarks, the 1700 outperformed all the rival chips but just one — the i7 7700K. Here are the scores: