AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

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AMD X570 Chipset, AMD Wraith Prism Cooler, Benchmarking Notes

AMD X570 Chipset

To complement the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, AMD introduced a new X570 chipset.

The AMD X570 chipset basically adds support for PCI Express 4.0M.2 Gen 4 and USB 3.2 Gen2.

On the other hand, it drops support for the first generation AMD Ryzen processors, like the Ryzen 7 1800X, and the Ryzen 5 1600X.

AMD X570 chipset block diagram

This does not mean you will actually need to buy an AMD X570 motherboard. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor will work with all existing AMD 400-series (and some AMD 300-series) motherboards, with one caveat – the motherboard must be upgraded with the latest BIOS update to support the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors.

3rd Gen Ryzen Chipset Compatibility


AMD Wraith Prism

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X continues to use the excellent AMD Wraith Prism cooler, designed and manufactured by Cooler Master.

This is an upgraded version of the AMD Wraith Max cooler with heat pipes that are in direct contact with the CPU for better performance, and a rainbow LED ring.

AMD Wraith Prism cooler

It uses a 7-blade fan, with a maximum noise level of 39 dBA. The fan blades are LED-illuminated, but you can turn off the lights.

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Benchmarking Notes

In this review, we will take a look at the work and gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, comparing it to 5 other processors :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications :

Cores /
Base Clock Boost Clock L2 Cache L3 Cache Memory
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8 / 16 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 4 MB 32 MB DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8 / 16 3.7 GHz 4.3 GHz 4 MB 16 MB DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8 / 16 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 4 MB 16 MB DDR4-2666
Intel Core i7-8700K 6 / 12 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 1.5 MB 12 MB DDR4-2666
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6 / 12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 3 MB 16 MB DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 / 12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 16 MB DDR4-2666

Here are the specifications of the Intel and AMD testbeds we used.

Intel Testbed AMD Testbeds
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F-Gaming ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
(GeForce 430.86)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
(GeForce 430.86)
Storage Western Digital Black² Western Digital Black²
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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