AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6900K under Sniper Elite 4

We have here the first reliable performance test of an AMD Ryzen CPU, specifically the Ryzen 7 1800X, with 8 Zen cores and 16 threads at a Base/Turbo frequency of 3.60/4.00 GHz with a TDP of 95W and a price of 499 dollars, which was faced with the Intel Core i7-6900K, consisting of 8 Broadwell cores with 16 threads at Base/Turbo frequencies of 3.20/4.00 GHz with a TDP of 140W and a price close to 1021 dollars.

To fight this duel, the game Sniper Elite 4 was used accompanied by a CrossFire configuration of two Radeon RX 480. For the test to reflect the most reliable performance possible, the character was positioned exactly at the same point on the map with the camera focusing on the same point, revealing how, with both PCs running the game at 4K resolution, the Ryzen 7 1800X is a 6.6% faster, while the average running game translates to be a 6.7% more powerful average, not bad having 45W less TDP and costing practically half.

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Intel Core i5-7600K vs. i7-7700K: for a few more MHz

Today Intel is launching its new line of desktop Core processors – the so called “7th generation” Kaby Lake line. As we have previously mentioned, the innovations in CPU technology offered by these new chips are pretty limited, the major innovation is their increased operating frequency.


The Core i5 and Core i7 Kaby Lake range is composed of:

  • i7-7700K : 4C/8T, 8 Mo LLC, 4.2-4.5 GHz, 91W, 339$
  • i7-6700K : 4C/8T, 8 Mo LLC, 4.0-4.2 GHz, 91W, 339$
  • i5-7600K : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 3.8-4.2 GHz, 91W, 242$
  • i5-6600K : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 3.5-3.9 GHz, 91W, 242$
  • i7-7700 : 4C/8T, 8 Mo LLC, 3.6-4.2 GHz, 65W, 303$
  • i7-6700 : 4C/8T, 8 Mo LLC, 3.4-4.0 GHz, 65W, 303$
  • i5-7600 : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 3.5-4.1 GHz, 65W, 213$
  • i5-6600 : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 3.3-3.9 GHz, 65W, 213$
  • i5-7500 : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 3.4-3.8 GHz, 65W, 192$
  • i5-6500 : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 3.2-3.6 GHz, 65W, 192$
  • i5-7400 : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 3.0-3.5 GHz, 65W, 182$
  • i5-6400 : 4C/4T, 6 Mo LLC, 2.7-3.3 GHz, 65W, 182$

Compared to the previous line of processors, we can see an increase in operating frequency of between 200 and 300 MHz thanks to the “14nm+” technology Intel has incorporated into the new chips and all for the same price as the older generation. For all practical purposes however, due to the novelty factor and the absence of non-official suppliers, we can expect a temporarily increased retail price. It should be noted that these processors officially support DDR4-2400 RAM whereas the previous generation is limited to DDR4-2133, except when overclocking with the Z chipset – in which case they easily exceed DDR4-3000.

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Guide: What is the minimum processor recommended for each graphic card?

One of the matters that worries most of the users when configuring a new PC is the known topic of the bottleneck originated by the CP, something understandable since each graphic card may have determined requirements and may need a processor of lower or higher capacity.

Beforehand, I would like to clarify in a vast and transparent way what the bottleneck originated by the CPU is, since it is a big enough topic and I believe that not everyone has completely understood it, not even after reading this publication, that I believe you should read.

This bottleneck implies that one or more of the components offers a lower performance to the one provided by other system elements, and as they are supposed to work together with these, they are slowing or limiting their true potential. This is the simplest definition I can provide.

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CPU bottleneck, everything you need to know

Throughout the many years I have spent in the world of computers and technology, one of the most frequent questions I have had has been about the CPU bottleneck. It is a an often asked question since it happens all the time and for all sorts of reasons. It is however quite a complicated phenomenon that can not be easily explained in a succinct way.

This is a very nuanced subject, and that is why we wanted to write this special article in which we will speak at length about all the key concepts starting with what the CPU bottleneck is and ending up with the consequences it can have on system performance and how to prevent it from happening.

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Kaby Lake Pentium processors get Hyper-Threading.

The starring cast of Intel Kaby Lake processors that were introduce last week included the Core i5 7600 and Core i7 7700 series, and logically these were the main focus. However, many new processor of the Pentium family were launch and an interesting fact is that some of these possess Hyper Threading technology that as you know provides two processing threads for each physical core.

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How to control the temperature and speed of your processor or graphic card

Our computers have hardware components that determine the performance of our equipment. Among them, we can highlight the processor or CPU and RAM, but we cannot leave out the importance of the motherboard and graphics cards, especially in computers from where we spend more time playing our favorite games. Although good components can always guarantee a great performance, there are some external agents that can alter their behavior or the performance itself.

Heat or high temperatures are one of your biggest enemies, even though the components themselves transform the energy they need to run on heat, while they are working. Today’s processors, boards, memories, or graphics cards are designed to withstand high temperatures, however, if we put them to work for a long time, we increase the risk of breakdowns and strange behavior.

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Intel Kaby Lake for desktop will arrive January 2

The seventh generation of Intel processors, codenamed Kaby Lake, already made its appearance in the low-voltage range of laptops, however, it’s still missing in the market of high performance notebooks and desktop, but we won’t have to wait long. Seventh-generation Intel Core Kaby Lake processors will hit the desktop market on January 2, a few … Read more

Intel will lay off 12,000 jobs in 2017

Even though Intel has a dominant position in the market for PC processors with its main competitor, AMD, in low hours, the widespread decline of sales suffered by the domestic PC has made them consider another strategy where more resources will be allocated to other divisions such as the IoT or data centers while making more efficient the division of PC processors

The first major injury of this change in strategy is the layoff of 12,000 workers that will have to leave Intel during the next year. These 12,000 workers account for an 11% of the blue giant’s workforce.

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Comparing two Processors, two Video Cards or two SSD in detailed mode.

If we have to change a component of our PC it is wise to at least go and check whether the piece we’re going to assemble is better than what we already have.

The most important part for daily use is definitely the CPU, but if instead we use the PC to play videogames we can’t leave the video card out. In addition, you can also bet on a next generation hard drive, or an SSD, so as to have a really fast computer. There are 3 places that work for our specific case and allows us to quickly compare the various models and brands of processors (CPU), of video cards (GPU) and solid state drives (SSD).

1. CPUBoss: thanks to this tool it is possible to compare with each other the different models of processors on the market, so you can choose the best or that which best suits our case. The research helps us by giving us the complete names of the models and once the comparison is made you can very simply see which is better of the two. In addition to the general assessment there’s much more information, such as the release date, price, speed, cores, and specially you can make your own and true comparison between two models by seeing the differences in a handy chart.

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–AMD has announced the launch of three new chips or it’s FM2+ platform, two APUs and a processor without integrated graphics.

In the field of APUs we have the A6-7470K with 2 Streamroller cores working at 3,7 Ghz base and 4 Ghz turbo and 4 MB of L2 cache. These CPU cores go along with 4 GPU cores at a speed of 800 Mhz. In total the A6-7470K has a TDP of 65W and includes a new dissipator.

— At the highest range we have the new A10-7860K that increases the amount of CPU cores up to 4, with a speed of 3, 6 GHZ and 4 Ghz of turbo. The graphics are better as well with 8 GPU Cores at 757 Mhz, all while maintaining a TDP of 65W, even though the dissipator that is included has bigger dimensions and can dissipate up to 95W.


–If we want a non integrated graphics processor, the AMD Athlon X4 845 is the first chip in this family with “Excavator”cores, 4 in total working at a base rate of 3,5 GHZ and 3,8 turbo GHZ with a cache of 2 MB. Just like the 7860K, it has a TDP of 65W and includes a 95W dissipator.

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