AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Review: Faster than Core i9?

waclark

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That‘s something many of us would have liked to see ever since 8C Ryzen 1000 were released and AMD consistently had a core count advantage.

Not sure how reviewers could start including this in their reviews with a straight face now. That said, I would welcome this and reviewers should also run these tests on older gen processors.
It would definitely be a different set of tests. Understanding what the GPU can do in the game is valuable, but understanding real-world use is also valuable. Most gamers I know are, at a minimum, running discord and one or two other applications while gaming.
 

Irata

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It would definitely be a different set of tests. Understanding what the GPU can do in the game is valuable, but understanding real-world use is also valuable. Most gamers I know are, at a minimum, running discord and one or two other applications while gaming.
There was actually one review that I remember for second gen Threadripper (it was posted on Adoredtv) where the reviewer said ‚this CPU has tons of cores, let‘s test what happens if we run several applications at the same time‘.

Loved the review as it did a great job of showing what many cores allow you to do (e.g. run a full speed compile job while gaming at the same time) outside of MT workloads. But this was the only one.
 

mattsie

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These tests seem kinda weird. 7800x not even in the picture.

Beating 7950x in some multithreaded tests. I think I saw different sequences.

Weird.