AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU Review

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Awesome review Dan! Overall I am thrilled at my 3700X so far. I don't get the boost-clock speeds as advertised (Single-threaded my chip can hit 4.275Ghz without an issue). I can all-core OC my chip to 4.15Ghz though and I'll take it! The 1700X it replaced is noticeably slower than my 3700X.
 

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Thanks Dan for all your hard work. Seems so much extra is effort needed for the Ryzen 3 series to confirm various results. I'm still leaning towards AMD for my next build but now watching like a hawk. On the other hand, you're testing showed that even without the fastest ram or clocks this 3700x was holding up well against more stout counterparts. I'd been considering a 2950x or 3950x and now all but sold on the 3700x for gaming. As always, learned a lot from your review.
 

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Frankly, the "boost clock issue" is one of marketing, not actual real world performance and value.
If the box said max 4.3 GHz instead of 4.4 GHz, then the reviews would be the same, the conclusions would be the same, the awards would be the same, and people would be happy to see 4.3xx GHz on boost.
Thanks for the review, Dan.
 

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Frankly, the "boost clock issue" is one of marketing, not actual real world performance and value.
If the box said max 4.3 GHz instead of 4.4 GHz, then the reviews would be the same, the conclusions would be the same, the awards would be the same, and people would be happy to see 4.3xx GHz on boost.
Thanks for the review, Dan.
Then AMD should have marketed it as a 4.3 ghz product, not 4.4. But, some people are actually getting 4.4 Ghz out of their 3700X, while most people are not. So, that begs the question, why?

It's not a marketing issue, it's a platform issue.
 

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And thanks for the article! :)

On a side note the 3700X is a fantastic option for those looking to single PC game stream. I've not found a game where CPU contention is seen when streaming while using X264 with a medium profile at 6000 bit rate doing 1080/60.
 

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And thanks for the article! :)

On a side note the 3700X is a fantastic option for those looking to single PC game stream. I've not found a game where CPU contention is seen when streaming while using X264 with a medium profile at 6000 bit rate doing 1080/60.
That's my exact use-case for this CPU.. It works great for it!
 

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That's my exact use-case for this CPU.. It works great for it!
It's why I upgraded.

Honestly, I'd like to see the 3700 or 3800 compared to a 9900K for streaming. I think I've come up with a testing methodology that could work.
 

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Thanks again for another thorough review .. I'm digg'n my 3700x and I don't even know what it hits for boost clocks :unsure:
 
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I went with the 3600 in the end..

Thanks for the in-depth review regardless!

(MSI really needs to get their shi*t together regarding the 400 series bios updates.. for real!)
 
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