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Cyberpunk 2077 63% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 51% 0%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 0%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 61% 0%
Genshin Impact 72% 0%
eFootball PES 2021 61% 0%
FIFA 21 66% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 51% 0%
Death Stranding 55% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 59% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz is massively better than the when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Ryzen 7 3700X was released over three years more recently than the , and so the Ryzen 7 3700X is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the when running the latest games.

The Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 more cores than the . With 8 cores, the Ryzen 7 3700X is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Ryzen 7 3700X and are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Ryzen 7 3700X has a 3.6 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Ryzen 7 3700X is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZen 2-
MoBo SocketSocket AM4-
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date07 Jul 2019-
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Max TDP65 Wvs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz is a high-end CPU based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 logical), initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 4.4GHz using Precision Boost. It has an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can be overclocked using traditional methods. As an AMD 'X' CPU, the Ryzen 5 3700X can use eXtended Frequency Range (XFR) for automated overclocking. It has 32MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 65W. It is power efficient compared to competitor processors. Among its many features are Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFR), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled.