Application Benchmarks & Power Consumption
Looking at raw CPU performance with Cinebench R15 we see that the 1400 is 26% faster than the i5-7400 for multi-threaded workloads though the single-threaded performance was almost 10% down.
Compared to the overclocked Core i3-7350K, it was interesting to see the stock 1400 being 31% slower for single-threaded performance but 34% faster for multi-threaded workloads. Not only that but once overclocked, the Ryzen 5 1400 was 67% faster than the i3-7350K in this test!
Overclocking the 1400 improved performance by 25% in our Excel test, taking just 5.17 seconds to complete the workload, 16% faster than the Core i5-7400 and 35% faster than the overclocked 7350K.
Out of the box, the 1400 lays waste to anything Intel has at this price point in our 7-Zip test. For decompression work the 1400 was over 40% faster than the i5-7400 and i3-7350K. The compression margins were closer but the 1400 was at least 15% faster than the Intel competitors. Once overclocked the 1400 blows everything out of the water and it's able to roughly match the overclocked 1500X.
The Core i7-6900K took 198 seconds while the 7700K took 230 seconds to complete this Premiere workload. So, overclocked the 1400 was just 24% slower than the 7700K, not bad for half the price. Of course you can still overclock the 7700K, but it's an impressive result nonetheless for AMD's affordable quad-core.
Compared to the overclocked 7350K, the 1400 was still 35% faster and there is simply nothing in this price bracket from Intel that can compete.
The Ryzen 5 series looks impressive here with the 1400 consuming only slightly more power than the i3-7350K out of the box, which isn't bad considering the 1400 features twice as many cores. When overclocked, the 1400 only consumed 12% more than the overclocked 7350K -- another amazing result for AMD given that its chip was around 35% faster.