AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU Review

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Gaming Performance Cont.

In order to test this properly, really get a good feel for it, and cover all the bases for the big picture, we decided to test 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolutions, all three resolutions to see from top to bottom how these CPUs affect performance games. For testing, we are using an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition video card. Since we are testing all 3 resolutions, it’ll be a good mix to see where the CPU matters and where it doesn’t.

All the graphs below are not sorted, they are not sorted from fastest to slowest as in previous graphs, instead, they are simply labeled in groups by platform, from fastest CPU to least fastest CPU. As you look at performance, try to look down the column of the resolution, to see which one is faster than the other, to help your eyes see which one is faster.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Graph

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is greatly affected by the CPU performance. This is where the Ryzen 7 7700X shines, as it is 16% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X at 4K. This is a large and noticeable difference. It’s also faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D by 3%. It is on par with the Intel Core i5-13600K for performance at 4K. At 1440p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 26% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X which is just massive for a game performance increase from the last generation. It’s also 6% faster than the 5800X3D at 1440p. It is also on par again with the i5-13600K at 1440p. At 1080p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 30% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X which makes a huge difference. It’s also 6% faster than the 5800X3D and it’s also slightly faster than the Intel Core i5-13600K. The 7700X and 7600X perform the same, no difference.

Crysis Remastered

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU Crysis Remastered Graph

In Crysis Remastered we kind of see the same thing that was happening to Far Cry 6 happening at 4K, the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are just a tad underperformance compared to the other CPUs at 4K only. It could just be early drivers/BIOS or the like causing this. At 1440p and 1080p though, we see the performance advantages of the new generation. At 1440p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 2% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is faster than the 7700X by 3%. The Intel Core i5-13600K is also faster than the 7700X by 5%. At 1080p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 9% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X but once again the 5800X3D outperforms the 7700X by 5%. The Intel Core i5-13600K is the faster CPU at 1080p outperforming the 7700X by 6%.

Watch Dogs Legion

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU Watch Dogs Legion Graph

Once again we see a bit of a defecit at 4K with the Ryzen 7000 CPUs, albeit very slight and unoticiable. At 1440p the Ryzen 7 7700X is just 1% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D though is 3% faster than the Ryzen 7 7700X. Intel Core i5-13600K takes the cake here and is 6% faster than the 7700X and faster than the 5800X3D as well. At 1080p the Ryzen 7 7700X is 10% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X, so it does provide an uplift. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is once again even faster, by 3%. The Intel Core i5-13600K is the fastest, however at 4% over the 7700X. The 7700X and 7600X are the same performance.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW

Performance
8
Efficiency (Perf per Watt)
10
Features
10
Value
9

SUMMARY

We review the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 CPU and put it through its paces and benchmarked synthetic and gaming scenarios at various resolutions. The CPU was a strong performer in our synthetic and gaming benchmarks, providing a big uplift from the previous generation. At times, the 13600K did outperform it in the same price range in select scenarios, especially in gaming. Its efficiency is second to none, it gives a lot but doesn't ask for a lot in power utilization, staying close to the previous generation. It's loaded with features, and overall its value is great if perhaps a slightly higher MSRP than we feel it should be.
Brent Justicehttps://www.thefpsreview.com
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming https://www.youtube.com/c/JusticeGamingChannel You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice https://kit.co/BrentJustice

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