|First of all, let’s take a look at the protagonists. First of all, AMD’s second-generation Ruilong R5 2600X and R7 2700X. The R5 2600X package and radiator are almost identical to the R5 1600X of the first generation reelon, while R7 2700X comes with a newly designed Wraith Prism radiator. Wraith Prism radiator is equipped with two RGB LED light guide bars, which can control RGB light effect through AMD Ryzen Master software. at the same time, it also supports ASUS Aura, MSI Mystic Light and technical jiargbfusion three motherboard light effect settings. The interface is still AM4 interface. The 2nd generation Ruilong processor, X470 mainboard and the previous generation CPU and mainboard products are compatible with each other. As a result, the user’s selectivity is greater, and the heat sink fastener is compatible, which is conducive to reducing the cost of building the entire platform.
Next, let’s look at the motherboard. Motherboard is the most critical in the whole platform. Asus ROG STRIX470-F Gaming belongs to Asus Strix Raptor Series. Although the prefix is ROG, it is a cost-effective product compared with traditional Rog Series. Over the years, I have been accustomed to using the top ROG series mainboard. Recently, I changed to the ROG STRIX Raptor series with higher cost performance. When I was in my twenties, I didn’t have the burden of my family. I didn’t feel hungry when I was full, so I dared to spend money on hardware. Now people in their forties are thinking about how to make more money as soon as they open their eyes every day so that the whole family can live a better life. Spending money on one’s family is not painful, but spending money on oneself must be strictly controlled. Rog STRIX470-F Gaming’s packaging style is the same as other Strix series motherboards. The packaging is marked with support for AMD’s second-generation Reelon processor, NVIDIA SLI, AMD firefight, and ASUS AURA RGB light effect adjustment. On the back of the box, it was noted that this motherboard can support the reelon CPU, APU and many old Athlon processors (AMD is much kinder than intel in this respect).
Asus ROGstrix470-fgaming mainboard accessories include SATA data cables and plastic tie wires, as well as various RGB interface patch cables and rog stickers on the mainboard. In recent years, I have used customized cables on SATA data cables, so the original motherboard is not used, and the RGB interface adapter is very critical. For example, the 240 RGB integrated water cooling of Kyushu Fengshen Fortress I used is a 3-3pin RGB interface, which requires adapter to be connected to Asus motherboard to use AURA kit for overall lamp efficiency control.
Asus rogstrix470-fgaming motherboard adopts standard ATX version (30.5cm×24.4cm), based on AMD X470 chipset and AM4 interface. The main board adopts ASUS ROG STRIX series trademark black and gray color matching in appearance. The I/O baffle has been directly installed on the main board according to the raptor’s convention, and is covered with plastic ” armor”, which is the ROG black eye LOGO supporting RGB lamp effect. The main board heat sink is integrated with M.2 SSD heat sink, with laser printed gradient color text pattern on it. This time, the main board is obviously added with Chinese elements, and clear Chinese characters of ” player” can be seen. In terms of CPU power supply, 8+4-phase digital power supply is provided. The motherboard is equipped with four dual-channel DDR4 memory slots, which can support a total memory capacity of up to 64GB and support XMP. On the support of memory frequency, the memory overclocking frequency can reach DDR4 3466 with the second generation of reelon processor, while the memory overclocking frequency can reach DDR4 3200 with the first generation of reelon CPU and APU.
In the upper right corner of the main board and next to the memory slot, there are powerful POST status indicators. The indicators are composed of four LEDs, DRAM (orange), CPU (red), VGA (white) and BOOT (green) from left to right. They correspond to memory, CPU, video card and hard disk respectively. If the host computer cannot be started due to hardware reasons, the LED lights of the faulty equipment will always be on. Users can easily and quickly know which parts of the accessories are faulty, which is more concise and easy to understand than the ordinary DEBUG diagnostic card without looking up the DEBUG code table.
There are two PCIE 3.0 X16 slots on the motherboard. The first one is provided with a metal protective jacket, and the bottom one is a PCIE 2.0 X16 slot. It can only operate in PCIE 2.0 X4 mode at most. It can support two-way NVIDIA SLI(PCIE 3.0 X8+X8) and three-way AMD crossfire (X8+X4+X4) for multi-video card interconnection. There are also three PCIE 2.0 X1 slots.
Asus ROG STRIX X370-F GAMING motherboard uses SupremeFX S1220A decoding chip, Texas Instruments RC4580 and OPA1688 operational amplifiers, plus Nichicon audio capacitors, and divides a special sound card area on the motherboard, reducing interference from other signals on the motherboard, providing 120 dB of line output and 113 dB of line input, supporting 32-Bit/192kHz playback. In terms of application software, it supports Asus’s special Sonic Studio III intelligent sound management software and Sonic Radar III acoustic radar.
In terms of network interface, ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING motherboard integrates Intel I211-AT Gigabit network card, which supports ASUS LANGuard network security protection and low latency of GameFirst games. In terms of storage interface, 6 SATA 6Gb/s interfaces and 2 M.2 interfaces are provided. The M.2 interface above the PCIE 3.0 X16 interface is hidden under the heat sink, and the M.2 interface is exposed after the heat sink is removed. the heat sink is attached below the heat sink, which can better assist the M.2 SSD in heat dissipation. This M.2 interface is identified as M.2_1 interface, supports PCIE 3.0 X4 mode, is compatible with SATA, and supports M.2 interface solid state drives with different specifications such as 2242/2260/2280/22110. The M.2 interface at the bottom of the motherboard is identified as M.2_2, supports PCIE 3.0 X2 mode, is SATA compatible, and supports M.2 interface SSDs of different specifications such as 2242/2260/2280. Therefore, to give full play to the maximum performance of PCIE NVMe SSD, it is recommended to install SSD on the M.2_1 interface.
In terms of backplane I/O interface, ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING motherboard provides a PS/2 keyboard mouse interface, an RJ45 gigabit network interface, two red USB 3.1 Gen 2 interfaces (Type A), five blue USB 3.1 Gen 1 interfaces (Type A), and a Type C USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface. The video output interface includes DP and HDMI interfaces.
In terms of RGB interface, ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING motherboard provides two RGB interfaces. The first is 5V WS2812B that can individually address RGB LED light bar 3pin interface (one) and the second is 12V 5050 RGB LED light bar 4pin interface (two). Through Asustek’s AURA suite, the RGB devices connected to these RGB interfaces can be set with unified light efficiency.
Let’s take a look at the memory. I have been using the RGB DDR4 3000 set, but this set of memory cannot support ASUS AURA, and the timing is relatively poor. I have to run 16-18-18 under DDR4 3000. This time, in order to match the memory overclocking of the new platform and the overall lighting effect of ASUS AURA, I started with Chichi G.SKILL magic light halberd DDR4 3200 8Gx2 C14
Set, this model of memory is divided into C14 and C16, C14 is 1999 yuan, C16 is 1499 yuan, the price difference is 500 yuan, C14 uses Samsung B die particles, overclocking is very fierce, it can exceed DDR4 4000 on Z370, so I think it is worth 500 yuan. The X470 motherboard is matched with the second-generation Ruilong processor, and the starting point of memory overclocking has been raised to DDR4 3466, so I’m sorry for the new platform without better memory.
★ Performance Test ★
I. CPU Performance Test:
1、AMD R7 2700X
(1) the default frequency:
②R7 2700X Full Core Overclocking 4.2G Performance Test
At present, there are three ways to overclock the 2nd generation reelon CPU+X470 motherboard. the first is the most traditional way to overclock the motherboard BIOS. The second is to use AMD ryzenmaster for amd ryzen overclocking software. The third is to use special overclocking software for mainboard, such as AI Suite 3 software for Asus mainboard.
It is very convenient to set in BIOS. select ” D.O.C.P” in ” Ai overclocking adjustment” and then modify the memory frequency below. Asus rogstrix470-fgaming motherboard BIOS supports the maximum memory frequency of DDR4 4200. If you want to overfrequency the CPU frequency multiplication, you can directly fill the CPU frequency multiplication in the CPU Core Ratio below (for example, 42 frequency multiplication). To increase the stability of CPU and memory after overclocking, the operating voltage can be appropriately increased for ” VDDCR CPU voltage” (CPU core voltage) and ” DRAM voltage” (memory voltage) in the following voltage setting options. The R7 2700X in my hand can overclock the whole core to 4.2GHz at 1.5V, and 1.6V can overclock the whole core to 4.3GHz. Perhaps some netizens think the voltages of 1.5V and 1.6V are very high. In fact, R7 2700X has a full core voltage of close to 1.45V at the default frequency. Therefore, the voltages of 1.5V and 1.6V are not too high to be frightened or compared with intel CPU. The operating voltages of CPUs with different architectures and cores are not comparable.
AMD Ryzen Master for AMD Ryzen overclocking software needs to be upgraded to version 1.3 to support the 2nd generation reelon and X470 motherboards. AMD Ryzen Master is very powerful. it can independently set the frequency of a single CPU core, adjust the memory frequency, and take effect immediately in the system. it can also modify multiple voltage values of CPU and memory, timing parameters and other options.
Asus AI Suite 3 software has relatively simple functions, but it is also relatively easy to use. After installing AI Suite 3, you can enter TPU menu to adjust CPU core voltage and CPU frequency multiplication, which is also effective in the system immediately. The disadvantage is that the memory frequency and timing cannot be adjusted.
③ Comparison of memory bandwidth of AMD R72700x under Different Memory Frequencies
Chichi G.SKILL magic light halberd DDR4 3200 C14 has very good overclocking potential and very low timing. Not only can it be overclocked to DDR4 3466 at a low timing of 14-14-14-34 on R7 2700X+X470 platform, but it can also be overclocked to DDR4 3600 smoothly after the timing is relaxed. Considering that new products are currently on the market, the motherboard BIOS is not perfect enough, and I believe there is still room to improve the memory frequency after updating the BIOS for some time.
▲ memory bandwidth under DDR 43200 14-14-14-34:
▲ memory bandwidth under DDR 4 3466 14-14-14-34:
▲ memory bandwidth under DDR 43600 16-21-21-58:
From the test, we can see that the support of the 2nd generation reelon processor +X470 motherboard for memory overclocking has made great progress compared with the previous generation platform. The improvement of memory bandwidth after memory overclocking from DDR4 3200 to DDR4 3466 is obvious. However, after memory overclocking to DDR4 3600 continues, the overall memory bandwidth will not rise but fall due to the wide timing. Therefore, under the current circumstances, DDR4 3466 memory is the best partner of the second generation Reelon processor. It is hoped that the timing optimization of UHF memory can be improved in the subsequent BIOS update.
④AMD R5 2600X performance test
Another thing worth praising is that the original R5 2600X fan radiator, although insignificant, has a very good heat dissipation efficiency. it can suppress the fully loaded R5 2600X to within 62 ℃ at room temperature of 29 ℃. from the other side, it also reflects that the calorific value of the second generation reelon processor is really small. From the monitoring of CPU frequency, we can also see that R5 2600X has four physical cores with dynamic overclocking frequency reaching the highest 4.2GHz under full load, and the frequencies of all physical cores can exceed 3.9GHz at the same time. Precision Boost 2 is indeed a great improvement over the Precision Boost mechanism of the first generation of Reelon processors.
Summary of test results:
▲ R72700x vs i78700k comparison:
▲ r52600x vs i58600k comparison:
Through comparative tests, it can be seen that R7 2700X is about 5-41% ahead of i7 8700K in CPU performance and about 20% ahead in overall performance. R5 2600X is about 10-36% ahead of i5 8600K in CPU performance and about 25% ahead in overall performance. However, in terms of overclocking, the overclocking amplitude of R7 2700X is obviously lower than that of i7 8700K. the R7 2700X in my hand can overclock the whole core to 4.2GHz at 1.5V, and 1.6V can overclock the whole core to 4.3GHz, which is really very low compared with i7800k and i5 8600K, which frequently burst at 5GHz. However, compared with the actual performance after overclocking, the R7 2700X at 4.2GHz of the whole core is ahead of the i7 8700K at 5.1GHz and the overall performance is about 4.7%, except that it lags behind the i7 8700K at 5.1GHz by about 4.5% in the CPU score of 3DMARK. This result greatly surprised me, and once again showed that frequency is not the key to CPU performance, sir. Time seems to have returned to the days when Athlon 64 3000+ beat P4C 2.4G and AMD Athlon X2 3800+ beat Intel Pentium D 820. At that time, I had just graduated from college and more than ten years had passed.
Finally, comparing the power consumption, it seems that the original radiator of the Ruilong processor already shows that the heat output of the CPU is not large, and the measured results also confirm that the power consumption of the second generation Ruilong processor is lower than that of intel’s CPU of the same grade. The full load input power of R7 2700X machine with default frequency is about 360W, which is about 40W lower than that of i7 8700K machine. It is really incredible that a CPU with a TDP of 105W is 40W lower than a CPU with a TDP of 95 W. However, considering that this is the power of the whole machine, although other accessories are the same, but there are also mainboards that are different. The power difference can also be considered that the power consumption of Z370 is greater than X470. In addition, I searched the Internet and found that many netizens found that the actual power of i7 8700K should exceed the TDP nominal 95W. The power of R5 2600X at the default frequency is about 15W lower than i5 8600K. According to the price of the products, it can be seen that the second-generation reelon processor is superior to intel’s products of the same grade in terms of cost performance and consumption ratio.
Second, the game performance test
Although the first generation of reelon processor outperformed Intel’s CPU of the same level in multi-core performance, its performance in the game will be slightly weaker. the reason is that its CPU frequency is lower than that of its competitors. However, although the basic frequency of the second generation of reesaurus is not much improved, it is significantly higher than that of the first generation of reesaurus in adaptive dynamic spread spectrum Extended Frequency Range2(XFR2). Therefore, in theory, the performance of the game will be greatly improved compared with the same level products of the previous generation. The graphics card matched in the test is Titanic in non-public AMD VEGA64-Asus ROG STRIX-RXVEGA64-O8G-GAMING, with GPU core frequency reaching 1670MHz and HBM2 video memory frequency reaching 945MHz, representing the top performance of AMD graphics cards at present.
From the comparison test, it can be seen that the actual number of frames of R7 2700X in the game is still slightly lower than i7 8700K. in the 13 tests, R7 2700K is better than i7 8700K and 4-9, but the difference between the two is within 3%, which is almost negligible in the number of frames of the game. However, R5 2600X is 3-10 when compared with i5 8600K, and the difference between victory and defeat is less than 5%, which is almost negligible in the number of game frames. Analysis of the reasons, mainly because the current game in the optimization of multi-core CPU is generally only optimized to 4 cores, when the CPU physical core more than 4 cores after spell is the main frequency of the CPU, so the main frequency slightly dominant i5 8600K and i7 8700K have a weak advantage. Precision Boost used in the first generation of reelon processing can achieve the highest frequency of dynamic overclocking with a maximum of two physical cores under high load. However, the improved Precision Boost2 technology in the second generation reelon processor can enable the CPU to still have more than 3 physical cores under high load to reach the highest frequency of dynamic overclocking, and even exceed the nominal maximum dynamic overclocking frequency of the CPU when matched with a powerful water-cooled radiator. For example, in the full-load copying test of the R7 2700X in my hand, the frequency of five physical cores can reach the highest frequency of dynamic overclocking of 4.3GHz, and even the frequency of four physical cores exceeds 4.3GHz and reaches 4.35GHz. Therefore, the performance of Ruilong 2 in the game is obviously better than that of Ruilong 1. In the end, the performance of the game depends on the graphics card. The difference between the performance of the above four CPUs and AMD VEGA64 in the actual game is not more than 5%. If you cannot run smoothly with R5 2600X+AMD VEGA64 in a game, you cannot run smoothly with i7 8700K or even i9, and it is not as good as changing the graphics card with U ..
(R7 2700X In the full-load copying test, the frequencies of five physical cores can reach the highest frequency of dynamic overclocking of 4.3GHz, and even the frequencies of four physical cores reach 4.35GHz)
Three, storage system performance test
The SSD used in the performance test of the storage system is the latest PCIE NVMe product M9Pe 512G from Pukete. It adopts Marvell 88SS1093 master+Toshiba 64-layer stacked TLC 3D-NAND particles+South Asia LPDDR3-1600 cache scheme, and its performance is at the top level in the current PCIE NVMe SSD for home use.
According to the test results, AMD X470 chipset has fully displayed the real performance of poucott M9Pe 512G, with the maximum sustained read-write speeds reaching 3175MB/s and 2061MB/s respectively, random 4K read-write speeds exceeding 65MB/s and 202MB/s respectively, and random 4K read-write speeds under 64Thrd deep queue exceeding 867MB/s and 1043MB/s respectively. The performance is basically the same as that on Intel Z370 motherboard. From the performance point of view, users do not have to worry about the performance rollover when high-end PCIE NVMe SSD arrives on AMD platform, and also do not have to worry about the compatibility problem of mainstream SSD such as Proctor M9Pe on AMD new platform.
★ Asus AURA Whole RGB Lamp Effect Display ★
I bought ASUS motherboard and ASUS graphics card in Xinpingtai, and also equipped with a lot of hardware to support the setting of ASUS AURA lighting effect. The ultimate goal is definitely to build the RGB lighting effect system of ASUS AURA. How can I not bask in it? Before, Kyushu Fengshen Fortress 240 RGB integrated water cooling, because the RGB interface is a 3pin interface, which is not compatible with the 4pin interface of the micro-satellite motherboard and cannot show all light effects. Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING motherboard is equipped with a patch cord, which perfectly supports this integrated water and can be connected to the 5V RGB interface of the motherboard. Finally, it can be realized that the main board LED, memory, CPU radiator (water pump+fan) and video card are unified, and the whole machine RGB light effect is set by AURA software.
After the AURA software is turned on, the AURA will automatically detect the hardware supporting AURA connected in the system and list them. We can select all synchronous lighting effects and set a unified RGB lighting effect for all hardware supporting AURA. In addition, AURA also supports RGB correction function, which is more practical and humanized than the similar software of Microstar and Jijia.
Based on the above test results, it can be seen that AMD R7 2700X leads i7 8700K by about 20% and R5 2600X leads i5 8600K by about 25% in the overall CPU performance. With the same number of physical cores and the same number of hyper-threading, the CPU main frequencies of 2700X and 2600X are slightly lower than those of their rivals, and the single-core performance is also slightly lower than that of their rivals. However, the multi-core cooperative work ability is better than that of their rivals, so the comprehensive performance can surpass that of their rivals. It can be seen that AMD has been silent for so long that it is right to redesign the CPU architecture. Only when there is competition can progress be made.
Second, about overclocking
Judging from the measured results, the overclocking amplitude of the CPU main frequency of the second generation Ruilong processor is not much higher than that of the first generation Ruilong processor. However, in terms of support for high-frequency memory, the second-generation reelon processor +X470 motherboard is obviously superior to the previous generation, and it is not difficult to overclock the memory to DDR4 3466/3600.
III. Suggestions on Purchase
At present, the price of boxed i7 8700K on jingdong is 2899 yuan, i5 8600K is 1999 yuan, AMD R7 2700X is 2699 yuan, R5 2600X is 1799 yuan. Regardless of the motherboard factor, AMD’s second-generation Ruilong processor has significantly higher cost performance than intel’s equivalent products. In addition, the price of Z370 is generally higher than X370, including the same series of motherboards, so the overall cost performance of intel platforms is not as good as that of AMD platforms. I am not a rice or an I rice. I do not expect AMD to beat intel to the ground, but I hope the existence of strong competitor AMD can sober intel up and enable consumers to obtain more affordable prices. If there were no first-generation reesaurus, the i5 8600K would still be a quad-core, and it would definitely cost a fortune. Personally, I prefer AMD platforms with higher cost performance, but there are still different options for different user groups: if you are an overclocking player, you should consider intel’s K-series processors if you only pursue the CPU main frequency and memory overclocking range; For practical users, especially those who require CPU multi-core performance, AMD’s second-generation Ruilong platform should definitely be considered. If it is just a game player and the host is mainly playing games, then the second generation reelon and intel CPU of the same level are almost the same. no matter which CPU is selected, the performance of the game depends on the graphics card, a or I platform, and it depends entirely on your preferences.