Cost-effectiveness is the last word, AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i7 12700

time:2022-11-28 23:40:05 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Tablet PC
Cost-effectiveness is the last word, AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i7 12700

Foreword

The Ryzen 7 5700X is a very interesting CPU. It uses the exact same 8-core 16-thread specification as the Ryzen 7 5800X. The base frequency is 3.4GHz, the maximum acceleration frequency is 4.6GHz, which is 0.4GHz and 0.1GHz lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X respectively, and the TDP power consumption is reduced from 105W to 65W. Where is the fun place? The Ryzen 7 5700X is an unlocked multiplier design and supports PBO 2.0, which makes it possible to increase the frequency. Through some BIOS settings, the Ryzen 7 5700X can completely match the performance of the Ryzen 7 5800X, and it is more cost-effective.

Details

The JD price of the Ryzen 7 5700X is about 1650 yuan, and the third-party Taobao price is about 1500 yuan, which is 100-200 cheaper than the 5800X Yuan. In terms of price comparison, its competitor of the same price product should be the i5 12600, but the i5 12600 is a relatively unpopular processor. It is only sold in scattered pieces on Taobao, and does not appear in the retail products of the National Bank. Therefore, we found the i7 12700 with a higher positioning. The price of the i7 12700 is usually around 2100-2500, which is about 500-1000 yuan more expensive than the Ryzen 7 5700X. If the game performance of the Ryzen 7 5700X can beat the i7 12700, it is also It means that it beats competing processors at the same price and has a higher price/performance ratio. Let's take a look at the comparison of the specifications of the two processors. The Ryzen 7 5700X is an 8-core 16-thread processor. It adopts the Zen 3 architecture of the 7nm process, the base frequency is 3.4GHz, the maximum acceleration frequency is 4.6GHz, and it has a 32MB L3 Cache, support unlocked frequency multiplier technology and PBO2.0 (precise frequency boost technology). The i7 12700 is an 8-core + 4-core processor, because its TDP power consumption is only 65W, the base frequency is limited to a lower 2.1GHz, and the maximum single-core turbo frequency is 4.9GHz, and its full-core frequency is 4.5GHz, 0.1GHz lower than the Ryzen 7 5700X. The two manufacturers, AMD and Intel, have developed different definitions of frequency standards. For example, AMD's maximum acceleration frequency does not distinguish between full-core or single-core frequency, which is the upper limit of the frequency that the processor can reach under certain temperature and power consumption conditions. Sometimes the actual frequency can even be slightly higher than the maximum acceleration frequency. Intel's maximum turbo frequency refers to a single-core turbo frequency, and the full-core frequency is usually not published in the official specifications. If your processor has half its cores loaded, it's not going to hit max turbo anyway. The I7 12700 is a processor that does not support overclocking. This is not only in the processor, but also in memory overclocking. Our original test plan was to test at DDR4 3600MHz, but the i7 12700 in our hands was not in good health and could not run stably in DDR4 3600MHz Gear 1 mode. It can only run 3200MHz C16 Gear 1, which is a pity. The Ryzen 7 5700X supports DDR4 3600MHz synchronous mode, but in order to ensure the same test environment for both, it still runs at DDR4 3200MHz frequency. The Ryzen 7 5700X supports PBO2 (Precision Frequency Boosting Technology), which can perform a certain degree of frequency acceleration with a very low probability of failure. This group of parameters in the picture is also the commonly used setting parameters of the Ryzen 7 5800X and 5700X, and has a certain degree of versatility.

Test Platform

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING Memory: Kingston FURY DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MSI RTX 3080TI SUPRIM HDD: OCZ-TRION150 480G/ Samsung 980 Pro Cooler: ROG STRIX LC II 280 ARGB Power Supply: NZXT Gold C1000 System: Windows 11 21H2 2200BIOS: [email protected] V2 PI 1.2.0.7 Room temperature: 26 degrees Processor: intel Core i7 12700 Motherboard: TUF GAMING B660-PLUS WIFI D4 Memory: Kingston FURY DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MSI RTX 3080TI SUPRIM HDD: OCZ-TRION150 480G/ Samsung 980 Pro Cooler: ROG RYUJIN II [email protected] 1700 Power Supply: ANTEC HCG X1000 System: Windows 11 21H2 2200BIOS: 1620 Room temperature: 26 degrees "DOTA2", "League of Legends" four e-sports games, in addition to "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla", "Horizon 5", "Borderlands 3", "Cyberpunk 2077" four stand-alone games, a total of Eight games test the gaming performance of two processors. "PUBG Mobile" uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, three extreme image quality settings, uses the game playback function to render 5 minutes of video, and records the average frame of the game in real time. In "PUBG Mobile", the average frame rate of Ryzen 7 5700X with RTX 3080 Ti is 2 frames higher than that of Core i7 12700, which can basically be regarded as the same level of game performance. "Overwatch" uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, ultra-high quality settings, 150% rendering multiplier, and a maximum frame rate limit of 400. Use the Game Playback feature to render 5 minutes of footage and record the average frame of the game in real time. The frame rate performance of "Overwatch" is similar to that of PUBG. The average frame of the two processors is only 6 frames apart, which is also the same level of game performance. "DOTA2" uses a resolution of 1920 x 1080, the highest quality setting, and the highest frame rate of 240 frames. The performance of "DOTA2" is similar, the average frame difference between the two processors is only 1 frame, and the average frame number performance is almost the same. "League of Legends" uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, extremely high quality settings, disables vertical synchronization, and uses game video to select a fixed 5-minute scene for testing. "League of Legends" is not very sensitive to graphics card performance, relatively speaking, it needs more processor and memory performance. The average frame performance of Ryzen 7 5700X in "League of Legends" is 5 frames faster than that of i7 12700, which is basically no difference. If there is better memory on the Ryzen 7 5700X, the frame rate of the 5700X in "League of Legends" should be higher. "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla" uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, extremely high quality settings, and uses the game's own performance evaluation tool for testing. In Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, the average frame rate difference between the two processors is only 1 frame, but the 1% Low frame of the Ryzen 7 5700X is slightly better. "Forza Horizon 5" uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, extremely high quality settings, and is tested using the game benchmarking tool. In "Forza Motorsport: Horizon 5", the average frame score of the i7 12700 is 5 frames higher than that of the Ryzen 7 5700X, a performance gap of about 4%, and the gap is relatively small. "Borderlands 3" uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, villain quality settings, and uses the performance test tool to test. In Borderlands 3, the average frame performance of the Ryzen 7 5700X is about 10 frames higher than that of the Core i7 12700, a performance advantage of about 6.5%. "Borderlands 3" is a poorly optimized stand-alone game, the load on the processor will be relatively high, and it is also sensitive to the processor frequency and cache size. After the Ryzen 7 5700X turns on the PBO, the frequency is higher than that of the Core i7 12700. At the same time, the L3 cache is larger, and the game performance in Borderlands 3 is higher. "Cyberpunk 2077" uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, super image quality settings, closes the ray tracing and DLSS functions, and uses the game performance test tool to test. In "Cyberpunk 2077", the frame rate performance of the Ryzen 7 5700X and the Core i7 12700 is basically the same, with only a frame difference of less than 2 frames. Like most of the games tested before, it is also basically the same game performance.

Summary and Analysis

In general, the performance of the Ryzen 7 5700X is still very good after the PBO is turned on, whether it is a stand-alone game or an e-sports game. The performance and i7 12700 are in the same place. In terms of scalability, Core Duo without K processor has relatively large restrictions, the core frequency cannot be increased, and high-frequency memory also depends on physical fitness and luck. The Ryzen 7 5700X can increase the frequency through PBO technology and can also support manual overclocking and memory overclocking. Secondly, the AM4 interface is an interface that has been used for 5 years, spanning from 300 series motherboards to 500 series motherboards. AMD also recently opened support for the Ryzen 5000 processor on the 300 series motherboards, which means that old Ryzen users can seamlessly upgrade to the Ryzen 7 5700X, and even newly installed players can consider the cheaper B350 motherboard with Ryzen Dragon 7 5700X, which allows players to have a higher adjustment space for the cost of the whole machine. The so-called rich and frugal by people, is exactly what it means. The Ryzen 7 5700X itself is a cost-effective processor that supports PBO, unlocked frequency multiplier and other features, which makes its game performance basically on the same level as the i7 12700. And AMD's supporting motherboards are also relatively cheap. Take the B550 and B660 as examples, the same positioning of the ASUS TUF heavy gunner, the price of the B550 is 799 yuan, and the price of the B660 is 1199 yuan. The extra premium may come from Chipset and PCIe 5.0 which is not currently used. The overall price difference between the processor and the matching motherboard is about 1200 yuan, which is almost enough to buy an additional high-performance 1TB solid-state drive or directly upgrade the original hard drive to 2TB. Under the same budget, the Ryzen 7 5700X+B550 platform can fully spend more budget on memory, solid state, graphics card and other places with greater gaming experience. Even further cost savings and replacing the motherboard with a cheap B350 motherboard is a way to reduce the budget of the whole machine. As we just said, the product cycle of the Ryzen platform + AM4 interface is as high as 5 years, which allows players to have a wealth of choices. In general, the Ryzen 7 5700X is basically a 5800X with a cheaper price and a lower frequency. Its game performance is basically the same as the i7 12700, but it has higher scalability and a cheaper matching motherboard. If you have a limited budget and have high requirements on the number of game frames, the Ryzen 7 5700X will be a suitable choice.

(Responsible editor:Hard disk)

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