AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Linux Benchmarks: Great Multi-Core Performance For $329
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 3 March 2017. Page 9 of 9. 70 Comments

With few exceptions, the Core i7 7700K does much better than the Ryzen 7 1700 (and Ryzen 7 1800X) for Linux gaming.

Here's a look at the AC system power consumption during the course of the gaming benchmarks.. More Ryzen 7 1700 power numbers coming in a follow-up article.

Like its bigger brother, the Ryzen 7 1700 has a damn nice showing when it comes to the heavily threaded benchmarks like C-Ray, Smallpt, and code compilation. Ryzen does great for these multi-core tests but lets down the user in many of the single-threaded tests, in which case for $350 you can get the Core i7 7700K Kabylake from Intel. But if you are routinely compiling code on your system or engaging in other highly parallel tasks, the Ryzen 7 1700 performs rather well and in those cases can outperform the $400+ Core i7 6800K. Ryzen CPUs could work out really well for a build farm or similar scenarios. I've just had the Ryzen 7 1700 since this morning, so stay tuned for plenty more Linux (and BSD) benchmarks in the days ahead. Consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium if you enjoy all of these Linux benchmarks.

The Ryzen 7 1700 can be found in-stock from NewEgg for $329 USD while at Amazon at the moment it's only available from third-party sellers for around $360.

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