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Pros: -Comes with a top-notch cooler. I've been doing this stuff for years and have never seen a stock cooler I'd even CONSIDER leaving on. Performs EXTREMELY well. If I didn't already have a big AIO I'd just bolt this puppy on and call it a day.
-Most of the issues people had with 1st gen Ryzen are solved here : Is able to use much faster ram without complaint and gets a pretty nice boost in single/multicore max speed.
-Silicon lottery isn't much of an issue here. Your CPU WILL boost to 4.3 for single core loads, and will hit 3.9-4.1 on all-core depending on your cooling. In other words, works EXACTLY as advertised.
-With some tuning and fiddling, comes within spitting distance of it's main competition in single core loads and DEMOLISHES it in multi-core.
Cons: -Has yet to make me dinner. Does everything else though, so I'm holding out hope.
Overall Review: -1903 Cinebench score after tuning. Gaming, I never realized how bad my 2600k was holding me back with a 1070. Playing while streaming is fluid and 1% frametimes are awesome.
-If you're already on a 1st gen Ryzen setup and you're flush with cash, don't hesitate to pull the trigger. If you're like me and like hanging on to a platform/CPU for a while you might wanna wait. That said, if you're coming from anything Haswell or older, don't hesitate. This thing is the bee's knees.
Pros: -4.0 GHz all-core, 4.2 GHz 2-core boost at STOCK settings with ASUS PRIME X470 Pro
-AMD and motherboard partners fixed the DRAM support nightmare: I run 2x16GB 3000CL15 RAM at 3000CL16 with ASUS D.O.C.P. settings.
-Full X470 board availability at launch, unlike Ryzen 1
-AMD improved memory and cache latency, the Achilles Heel of Ryzen 1
-AMD fixed the segfault error that affected some Ryzen 1 chips
-AMD improved the clock speed, especially for few loaded cores
-AMD included RGB heat sink that looks awesome and performs perfectly for this CPU at STOCK clocks. Blows away Intel stock cooler.
-"X" version is priced appropriately for the convenience of a factory overclocked CPU, unlike Ryzen 1
-Brand new Ubuntu 18.04LTS support on day 1, unlike Ryzen 1
Cons: -Stock cooler is great for most people, but if you leave this at full load, it's very audible. Definitely get aftermarket tower for OC. Full load temps up to 70C (stock voltage) in a well-ventilated case - adequate but not ideal for 24/7 load or serious overclocking.
Overall Review: Ryzen 1 was awesome but rushed. Ryzen 2 is a mature product and everything works great on Day 1. Great performance and value, even if you do zero tweaking.
AMD gave customer what we want: MOAR RGB, more cooling, more performance, more stability, fewer quirks. Ryzen 1 launch was for tinkerers; Ryzen 2 launch is the boring dependability we expect from Intel. AMD is ready for prime time.
Pros: With stock settings on a x470 Taichi I get 15% more performance than a stock 1800x and 10% more than a stock 8700k. You need fast ram to achieve this (Samsung B Die). Also, I gained 10% more performance by tightening my secondary ram timings. My primary timings are still at 3200 14-14-14, and by only tweaking the secondary ones using Ryzen Timing Calculator I was able to get a significant CPU performance boost! No need to overclock this baby, xfr2 is awesome!
Cons: Absolutely none. Best purchase I have ever made.
Overall Review: Don't buy this with slow ram. Get Samsung B Die at 3200 14-14-14 minimum or you won't get the most out of your investment. I know the RAM prices are crazy right now, but trust me... it makes a big difference. This processor will tear through anything.
I am a music producer. With this thing, I can run massive 30-track orchestral projects with zero latency and live-record on top without any underruns! It's a dream come true!
Pros: - 8c/16t monster of a chip for half the price of the 9900k.
Cons: - None so far.
Overall Review: Sure the 9900k beats Ryzen when trying to squeeze out every possible frame, but not enough to justifying spending double in my opinion. You can buy this chip, a decent b450/x470 board and ram for around the same price as the 9900k alone, which is insane. Can't wait for Ryzen 2.
Pros: Stock 2700x is as fast as my 1800x OC'd to 4Ghz on all cores.
Runs smooth and handles faster memory better
Cons: None so far
Pros: Higher clocks than 1st gen, even if it is a little bit. runs at 4.0 Ghz right out of the box and XFR 2 is a great improvement over the first generation and my chip actually hit 4.35 Ghz and more often than my old 1600X which this replaced. works great in my Asus Crosshair VI. it is pointless to overclock this chip, persuing higher speed memory offers a greater improvement than overclocking in general. on manual overclock I got 4.2 with 1.425 volts but I got better scores letting the chip go on it's own. the stock cooler is beautiful but I would suggest not using it if you are overclocking.
Cons: no cons really. you can't beat the price to performance on this chip!
Overall Review: this is a great chip!
Pros: So fast it cought me of guard at 1st. Everything runs super smooth and fast. Replaced my 6700k.
Paired with MSI Carbon Pro and G Skill 3200mhz memory.
Everything Worked like a charm. Didn't even had to re-install windows it just worked. I will reset windows just in case.
Stock cooler is good. I was playing cs go with an open case and my temps were 49-51 Celsius which is insanely cool.
Cons: Fan a bit loud, but its not a big deal
Overall Review: Recommended this prdouct to few of my friends and they got it too.
None of them any any issues so far.
Good Job AMD and welcome back in the CPU world.
Stable (at standard clocks)
Very reasonably priced for the performance vs other brand CPUs
Cons: No cheaper option to buy it without the air cooler
Overall Review: Already had a Ryzen 7 1700. This dipped price-wise below my "I'll buy it when it hits this price" cost threshold. Was not disappointed. Updated the mobo UEFI BIOS as required, uninstalled the 1700 and installed the 2700X. Ran it for a couple days to let thermal paste set. When I ran the benchmarks, the CPU scored about 2.5% higher than the world average at standard clocks on my ASRock X370 Taichi and with a Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe 2280 M.2 SSD as the OS/boot disk.
This CPU line is why I stick with AMD for custom builds. Best bang for the buck.