Introduction of Ryzen 7 1800X – A New Era Has Ryzen
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X : As you guys may have know over the past few months, the 8-core Summit Ridge AMDs processor series is also the first Ryzen based product series released to the desktop users in market. The architecture was brilliant at a more efficient & optimized 14 nanometer FinFET process, rather than the 32nm & 28nm processor’s of previous AMD FX CPUs & AMD APUs, respectively. AMD’s processors & APUs over the years had run their course really, for the gamers & more mainstream PC aficionado the older FX & APU series simply was lacking in raw processor performance compared to processor’s in the competition. As we’ve discussed before in the reviews, but if you compared between an Intel processor core & an AMD’s processor core & clocked them at the same frequency, Intel was almost half faster than AMD.
The effect of that phenomenon showed in the less optimized threaded applications, lot of games are a good example here. As per tested product is to deliver, per CPU core, more than 40% of improvement in instructions per clock cycle over the previous generation cores & came to market first in an 8-cores, 16-threads system on chip for desktop’s and that my friend’s is, Summit Ridge. The new ‘Summit Ridge’ from Zen family will be using the unified AM4 socket. Ryzen and in particular “Summit Ridge” is the high end desktop product out there.
We have seen a lot of information going viral over the past few weeks, but we stated it many times, that the initial product launch will entail only this 8 core part, followed in Q2 2017 by six & four core processor’s. Much like the competition AMD was selling Ryzen in product stacks, low end, mid range & high end much like Intel’s Core i3, i5 & i7 series. That time, Earlier on referred to as SR7, SR5 & SR3, matching up with ‘Summit Ridge’ & thus a performance segment denominator. But then ‘Summit Ridge’ from the new Zen architecture was named “Ryzen”, Hence, one more change of name has now been made. You will see Ryzen series 3, 5 and 7 processor’s. It’s plain & simple and as always that works out the best to understand product’s position.
The Ryzen 7 series processor’s are spicy, 8 core processor’s at very attractive pricing combined with an IPC increase of roughly 52 percent. They come with four integer units, two address generation units & four floating point units, the decoder can decode 4 instructions per clock cycle. L1 data cache size is 32KiB & 64KiB for instructions, the L2 cache size is big as 512 KiB per core. The two of floating point units are adders & the two are multipliers. One unit that holds 4 processor’s is a CCX (core complex). Ryzen 7 is an 8 core processor series & thus that means 2 CCXs x 8 MB (L3) + 8 x 512 KB (L2) = 20 MB in total for L2 & L3 caches. These number’s sound familiar. Today is obviously not just about the processor’s, you are going to need a new motherboard as well for sure.
Overview Of Ryzen 7 1800X
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is the flagship processor & it equipped 8 cores with 16 threads, in fact all Ryzen processor’s has this core/thread ratio. The Ryzen 7 1800X processor will get an boost frequency of 4.0GHz & the base clock is 3.6GHz base clock. Depending on your choice in cooling, XFR will kick in & bring it to 4.1GHz, or may be even higher on a single thread. XFR (Extended Frequency Range) by the way, it is a technology that uses hundreds of sensor’s inside the processor. If the registers on thermals & such are within certain thresholds it can further boost the turbo frequency up to the default spec available. So, it’ll give you a performance boost based on a proper cooling. The ‘X’ in the Ryzen 7 1800X refers to a better yielded processor (could tweak better), a higher base & boost frequency and also simply is a binned processor (thus tested & selected from good to great). This processor has a terrifically rated 95W TDP. A similar to 8 core Intel CPU would cost you around $1200, the price for this flagship Ryzen R7 1800X processor is around $500. This is an unlocked processor, in fact all the Ryzen processor’s are unlocked.
The Chipset(s) Of Ryzen 7 1800X
A new processor will always need a new chipset. AMD sold its chipset division I think couple years before already, a new processor series will always need a new chipset as the motherboard needs a good infrastructure as well. While many of the chipset functionality is harbored inside the processor, a new generation & architecture processor will always be require a new motherboard chipset.
AMD announced that the chipset’s for Ryzen based on AM4 -X370, B350, A320 & the mini-ITX X300, & A300/B300 with the X370 and B350 are already available. Only the X370 chipset may support SLI. It means the B350 would not support SLI. This info has been confirmed. We are not 100% sure why, but the Nvidia might still be licensing SLI functionality. The B350 series is a more budget aimed one so the choice always make sense. You may notice there are 20PCIe 3.0lanes pulled from the Ryzen processor. Ryzen has 24 of them yet four are being used to interface with the chipset. Then depending on the chipset used it adds genration 2.0PCIe lanes through the chipset. The X370 will add 8 lanes, B350 6 lanes & onwards.
|AMD RYzen CPU||Cores/Threads||L3||TDP||Base||Turbo||XFR||Overclocking Unlocked|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||4.0GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||16MB||65W||3.0GHz||3.7Ghz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||16MB||95W||3.3GHz||3.7GHz||3.7GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1500||6/12||16MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1400X||4/8||8MB||65W||3.5GHz||3.9GHz||3.9GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1300x||4/8||8MB||65W||3.1GHz||3.4GHz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1200X||4/4||8MB||65W||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1100||4/4||8MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||Yes|