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Introduction

I was offered this combo of parts by the wonderful people at AMD. My Ryzen 5 kit included a Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 motherboard along with 2*8GB of Geil Evo X RGB Memory with B-Die and clocks of 3200 MHz and a latency of Cas 16.

The early March launch of Ryzen brought a new wave of processors for AMD, their last lineup, was Zambezi/Vishera which was quite a few years ago. The launch was a bit rocky, with XMP being really flaky on most motherboard (if not all). A lot couldn't even reach 3200 MHz. By today, with all the new BIOSes, AMD and the motherboard manufacturers have alleviated this problem considerably.

The Ryzen line up consists of the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7 series which range from 4 core parts without SMT (Simultaneous Multi Threading, like Intels HT (Hyper Threading)) to 8 cores with SMT for 16 total threads.

Today we will be comparing the Ryzen 5 1500X, which is a 4 core part with SMT, thus making it an 8 thread processos, much like the 7700K I'll be putting it up against. The 1500X being a $175 part, while the 7700K being intels top of the line mainstream offering at $310.

This Gigabyte board (the AB350 Gaming 3) is very limited due to it being the B350 chipset instead of AMDs top X370, but it supports the unlocked multiplier and core voltage adjustement, acheiving 4.1 GHz too much more voltage than I was confortable giving it (I was up to 1.52v), it was quite the spike from 4.0 to 4.1.




Overclocking and benchmarking


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Ryzen 5 1500X (*Corrected OC ST score)



i7 7700K



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Ryzen 5 1500X



i7 7700K



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Ryzen 5 1500X



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Conclusion

After all these tests, I can say that if you're a gamer on a budget and want the best performance, I wouldn't hesitate a single minute to suggest you this processor. Not only does it come within 25% of the performance of a 7700K at about 55% of its cost, but you've got options to upgrade further down the line, 6 core 12 thread? sure! 8 core, 16 thread? You bet! With the way this platform is maturing I wouldn't even be surprised that in a few months, these scores would all be a bit higher!

In Cinebench, we can see it surpassing a 4770K Haswell CPU, which still goes for around $200 used on now EOL DDR3.

Ryzen is the most exciting launch since Sandy Bridge and the performance increase shows that. Intels needs to up their game if they want to keep their crown, AMD brought to the table a good and solid platform that'll be even better with age.

Good job AMD, good job. Now, let's hope your VEGA makes as much waves!

 

This 1500X is easily a 4.5 out of 5 stars!

 

 

 

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Great review Duality,it's exciting to see how Ryzen has shaken the market,good job AMD indeed thumb.gif
   
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Nice review. thumb.gif

I haven't made any comments yet on this line up, until now. Ryzen has impressed me to consider an AMD CPU in my next rig when the time comes. I see a strong future for at least a little while off this architecture.

Way to go AMD with a come back bringing a competitive CPU in a sorely needed market. smile.gif
     
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+1

This is exactly what I was looking for.
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+1

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Liar, you can't +1 me lol

Glad you all like my review smile.gif
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Liar, you can't +1 me lol

Glad you all like my review smile.gif

I can in the comments tongue.gif
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