Page 5 : Our Verdict & Award, Where To Buy, Other AMD Ryzen Articles
The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is definitely a far more powerful processor than the Intel Core i7-6700K. It has twice as many cores, and far more memory bandwidth. It was fantastic in 3D rendering and video transcoding, delivering 70-85% better performance. Sadly, most games are unable to make use of all those cores.
Games that run in the lower, mainstream resolution of 1920 x 1080 will be slightly slower with the Ryzen 7 1800X. It’s not much slower though – just 5% on average.
Obviously, at the 4K resolution, the graphics card is far, far more important than the CPU. But as the Warhammer and The Witcher 3 results show, the Ryzen 7 1800X actually helped to push up the minimum frame rate.
If you are going to buy the Ryzen 7 1800X for gaming, you are not going to worry about the small 5% deficit in 1080p frame rates, because you will most likely be playing in 1440p or 2160p resolutions.
What is our takeaway from the test results? Simple.
But if you are building a workstation for 3D rendering or video transcoding, you can’t do wrong with the Ryzen 7 1800X. Especially if you want the best computing performance for under US$ 500. For that reason, we think the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X deserves no less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award! Congratulations, AMD!
Where To Buy
Here are direct links to the AMD Ryzen CPU and bundles on sale on Amazon :
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU (USD 499)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU (USD 399)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU + ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard (USD 569)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU + Corsair Hydro H110i liquid cooler (USD 523)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU + Wraith Spire LED cooler (USD 329)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU + Wraith Spire LED cooler + ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard (USD 499)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU (USD 229)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU + Wraith Spire LED Cooler (USD 209)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU + Wraith Spire LED Cooler (USD 189)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU + Wraith Stealth Cooler (USD 169)
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X CPU + Wraith Stealth Cooler (USD 129)
- AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU + Wraith Stealth Cooler (USD 109)
Other AMD Ryzen Articles
Don’t forget to also read our other AMD Ryzen-related articles :
- All You Need To Know About AMD Ryzen Threadripper!
- The AMD Ryzen 7 Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen 5 Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen PRO Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen 3 1300 Quad-Core Processor Review
- The 15 New AMD Ryzen CPU Coolers Revealed
- The 34 New AMD Ryzen Motherboards Revealed
- How To Decode The AMD Ryzen Model Numbers