Question Amd ryzen


Jan 17, 2018
The 2700x has a much higher (+500MHz) out of the box clock speed. It also has a better cooler that has RGB. According to UserBenchmark, the 2700x is about 15% faster but that does include overclocked CPUs.

Both CPUs can overclock.

The 2700x also has a 40-watt higher TDP than the 2700. (TDP stands for thermal design power, basically how much heat is outputted and needs to be cooled by the cooler). 105w vs 65w. (Stock speeds). Overclocking will increase power draw and TDP.


May 5, 2019
Whats the difference between ryzen 7 2700 to 7 2700x ?
The only real difference is that the 2700x is quicker out of the box, but they are both unlocked meaning you can overlook them!! I’d reccommend waiting a month when ye Ryzen 3000 series released, these are 8 core monsters with higher clock speeds then the current generation on all cores!


Oct 17, 2018
But you can also overclock the 2700x, making it much faster than the 2700.
No. They'll basically overclock exactly the same. They're literally the same silicon with different out of the box settings. You can get a slight boost in game performance with the 2700x by using PBO and negative offset voltage but it's not "much faster". There doesn't even seem to be a binning advantage to the 2700x. You'll always be better off with the 2700 and an aftermarket cooler over spending the extra money on the 2700x. If you put in the work to set it up properly that is.
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The Ryzen 7 2700x turbos to 4.3ghz
The Ryzen 7 2700 turbos to 4.1ghz.
Both have 8 cores + 16 threads and perform well. When overclocked, they perform identically.
The 2700x does have a higher TDP and better cooler.
I prefer the Ryzen 7 2700 is a better deal since it cost a lot less than the 2700x is only a little slower than the 2700x.
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The Ryzen 7 2700x turbos to 4.3ghz
The Ryzen 7 2700 turbos to 4.1ghz
This isn't exactly the whole story though. Their single-core boost clocks are not too far apart, but there's a significantly larger difference between their multi-core boost clocks. See this chart near the bottom of the first page of Tom's Hardware's 2600 review for a better idea of how the various Ryzen processors boost clocks compare...,5625.html

You'll notice that both boost to reasonably similar clocks on a single-threaded load, within about 5% of one another, but they diverge as soon as you start loading multiple cores. The 2700X remains at a similar performance level, around the 4.1 to 4.2 GHz range, but the 2700 drops into the 3.5 to 3.6 GHz range, giving the 2700X over 15% higher stock boost clocks with multi-core loads.

I agree that if one is going to overclock, the regular 2700 is arguably the better value though. If there's any binning going on, the differences seem to be quite minor, and both processors should overclock to similar levels. You can get a 2700 with a better aftermarket cooler for less than what a 2700X costs, and get a similar level of performance with cooler and quieter operation. The 2700X technically can overclock as well, but doesn't provide much headroom for overclocking since the stock clocks already get most of the available performance out of the processor.
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One of the points is that with 2700X you don't have to bother overclocking, having some super-duper cooling etc. it will boost up to 10% or less of full OC which on this level of CPU is negligible and visible in benchmarks only.
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