AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review

ASUS Crosshair Motherboard and G.Skill DDR5

AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review

ASUS Crosshair Motherboard and G.Skill DDR5

The supplied DDR5 memory kit is from G.Skill in the form of their TridentZ5 Neo. 2 16GB modeuls rated at DDR5-4800 should provide a nice balance between latency and raw speed.

AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  
AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  

Our test motherboard is the new ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero. We know how popular the ROG Crosshair Hero was in the X570 platform, and things should be similar with the new Zen 4 architecture. We will be bringing you a wider range of X670 motherboards in coming days, but naturally we wanted to focus upon the processors at launch.


AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  

The IO/Heatsink display is even larger than before. Perfect if you want to show off your designs to the world, or simply do what we all do whenever we're given the option to customise something and write your name. Assuming ASUS let us customise it.


AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  

Like all ASUS ROG products the Crosshair X670E Hero has plenty of connectivity options and a goodly amount of fan headers too. The heatsinks also look chunky and we like the fairly simple aesthetic. We're also big fans of putting the RGB and ARGB headers next to each other.


AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  

Plenty of M.2 slots lie in wait for you beneath the heatspreaders, and both PCI Express 5.0 slots are braced in readiness for your beefy graphics card. Particularly good to know with the RDNA3 and Nvidia 4000 series rapidly approaching.


AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  

The old OC3D maxim that you can tell the approximate price point and target audience of a motherboard simply by looking at the back IO section holds true here. We can't imagine even the most peripheral rich user will fill all these up.


AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  

Before we cover the processor up with our giant AIO, look at how well it sits in the socket. That heatsink design makes even more sense now. Maybe it's just us, but it's aesthetically pleasing.


AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review  

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26-09-2022, 14:40:28

KingNosser
I'd say thats on the whole not a bad showing of the next ark problems are expected half the reason i'll upgrade at the end of AM5 than the start, performance wise i'd say it's not big enough for me to want or need it just yet.Quote

26-09-2022, 20:39:02

23RO_UK
Even if it wasn’t for the fact Pound Sterling as of now is at a 50 year low, The UK is unofficially/officially in recession and the cost of living is now in the stratosphere...

But any generation of CPU that requires direct die cooling/lapping plus AIO/watercooling out of the box and also has limited cooler compatibility a week before it's official release…

Sorry but no, I’m out, after sticking with AMD for four CPU generations I’ll wait to see what the new Intel offering is on this occasion.Quote

26-09-2022, 22:25:35

Dicehunter
According to other reviews I've seen that show the 5800X3D in gaming I'm quite impressed that it's either on par, 1-2 FPS behind or way ahead of the 7950X, Will be interesting seeing what the 7800X3D brings.

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Originally Posted by 23RO_UK View Post
Even if it wasn’t for the fact Pound Sterling as of now is at a 50 year low, The UK is unofficially/officially in recession and the cost of living is now in the stratosphere...

But any generation of CPU that requires direct die cooling/lapping plus AIO/watercooling out of the box and also has limited cooler compatibility a week before it's official release…

Sorry but no, I’m out, after sticking with AMD for four CPU generations I’ll wait to see what the new Intel offering is on this occasion.
It's generally not looking good for the UK, Was watching the BBC news before and 1 official type person said "We'll be lucky if the UK doesn't get 3rd world country status within the next couple of years" which was a little surreal to hear.Quote

26-09-2022, 22:45:49

23RO_UK
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
According to other reviews I've seen that show the 5800X3D in gaming I'm quite impressed that it's either on par, 1-2 FPS behind or way ahead of the 7950X, Will be interesting seeing what the 7800X3D brings.
I picked up a 5800X3D at a snip price to replace my 5800X Dice

I'll stick with my 5800X3D, B550, 3070 workstation build and my 12600K (5.2GHz), Z690 (DDR4 flavour), 3080 12Gb plaything for the foreseeable future methinks.

I'll decline to comment further on the state of the UK, not because I don't care, rather IMO events all started with that f*ckwit Johnson and it makes my blood boil just thinking about it dude.Quote

26-09-2022, 23:49:21

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by 23RO_UK View Post
I'll decline to comment further on the state of the UK, not because I don't care, rather IMO events all started with that f*ckwit Johnson and it makes my blood boil just thinking about it dude.
Not really the correct thread for this subject, although I must have badly missed something here as seeing I thought that UK was doing rather well?…Quote
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