Ryzen 7 1800X review: Ryzen from the ashes


It’s been several years (4 – 5 years) since AMD has released any CPUs. Of course, we can’t forget their APUs that has been making them relevant in the lower-end market of PC gaming. Anyone that’s a computer enthusiast, however, knows that to get the best gaming and productivity needed to get an Intel CPU. Intel’s dominance over the higher-end spectrum of the CPU market is nearly coming to a close.

Before we get into detail about AMD’s Ryzen CPU, have a gander at the specifications of their newest line of processors:

AMD Ryzen CPU range

Product Line Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock TDP Included Cooler SRP (with VAT)
Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 95W N/A PhP 27,000
Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 95W N/A PhP 21,000
Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 3.0GHz 3.7GHz 65W Wraith Spire PhP 17,500
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 95W N/A PhP 13,800
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2GHz 3.6GHz 65W Wraith Spire PhP 11,995
Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3.5GHz 3.7GHz 65W Wraith Spire PhP 10,500
Ryzen 5 1400 4/8 3.2GHz 3.4GHz 65W Wraith Stealth PhP 9,250
The Good
Good multi-threaded performance
Good price-to-performance ratio
Low Temperature
The Bad
Relatively low single-threaded performance
Overclocking is hit or miss
Low performance in 1080p