AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Drivers, Manual & Setup – AMD Ryzen 7 2700X – with the Ryzen 5 2600X as very capable backup – is the inevitable maturation of the Ryzen range, and is definitely more of an evolution than a revolutionary new processor. This isn’t the AMD Zen 2 architecture, this is the tweaked Zen+ design. It’s essentially been created using the same Zen architecture as the first-gen chips but is now based on the new, smaller GlobalFoundries 12nm production process.
But the fact that these Pinnacle Ridge processors represent an evolutionary design over the original Summit Ridge CPUs is definitely no bad thing – the initial Ryzen processors were impressive first-gen CPUs. These Ryzen 2 chips, however, have definitely benefited from a year’s worth of engineering and tweaking.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has the same 3.7GHz base clock as the previous top Ryzen processor, the 1800X, but now offers a 4.3GHz maximum boost frequency. Obviously, that’s the maximum clock speed you’ll get when only one core is active, in line with the way Intel measure their chips, but the difference now is that even when all eight cores are being stressed the Ryzen 7 2700X will be able to get closer to that speed than the 1800X ever could.
AMD RYZEN 7 2700X PERFORMANCE
Let’s start with the good news. In productivity tasks the Ryzen 7 2700X absolutely flies. Throw some rendering at it with the Cinebench test and it powers through it faster than any CPU close to its price point. Chuck some video encoding its way and the competing Intel six-core genuinely looks like the poor cousin.
If you want some numbers, the Ryzen 7 2700X is 21% quicker than Intel’s Core i7 8700K in the X264 stakes and 31% faster in Cinebench. It goes without saying then that it’s also evidently more powerful than the 1800X that topped the first-gen Ryzen range.
Now the bad news… it’s still well behind the Intel chip in terms of single-threaded performance. The 8700K is some 12% faster using the Cinebench index scores, and the 9900K is almost 17% quicker, though that is partly down to the fact that both are running with a higher frequency during testing.
That probably has you expecting the worst, thinking that despite how much effort AMD has put into making sure the Precision Boost 2 feature bumps the Ryzen 7 2700X’s all-core frequency it’s still going to be behind the Intel Coffee Lake CPU in terms of gaming performance. And you’d be right.
Installing Ryzen Software
Ensure that any existing AMD graphics driver on the system is removed before installing a new driver package. Performing a complete uninstall ensures a clean system and can help reduce issues or conflicts that may occur on new installations.
If you agree to the terms, select either Accept and Express Install or Accept and Custom Install to move on to the next stage of installation or click on X to quit and exit to the Desktop.
Accept and Express Install – Installs only default components included in the driver package. Radeon ReLive and other optional components are not installed.
Accept and Custom Install – Provides a list of core and optional components included in the driver package and allows the user to manually select items to be included in the installation. Radeon ReLive install option will be presented for eligible systems near the end of the installation process.
Once the installation begins, the AMD Software Installer will attempt to detect your AMD graphics product.
After the detection phase is complete, the following screens and prompts presented will be based on the selected installation type.
Express Install AMD Software
This installation type should install all core software and driver components in the default folder location, C:\Program Files\AMD\. The installation process begins immediately after selecting Accept and Express Install and requires minimal user interaction.
Once the installation has successfully completed, the final screen should provide Restart Now and/or Close options, as shown in the example below:
Restart Now will restart the system and Close will exit to the Desktop. If a system restart is not required, then only the Close option will be available. If one or more components were not installed or the installation was interrupted, the final screen should provide the options shown in the example below:
Report Issue opens the AMD Issue Reporting Form using the default web browser. The AMD Issue Reporting Form can be used to provide feedback on the installation issue. The system must be connected to the internet otherwise, the page will not be displayed.
View Log opens the installation log file (Report.xml) using the default web browser. The log file contains details about the graphics hardware and software components installed. The Report.xml file can also be found in the folder: C:\Program Files\AMD\CIM\Reports\
Restart Now will restart the system and Close will exit to the Desktop. If a system restart is not required, then only the Close option will be available.
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