Review: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We have one last Ryzen processor to test (for now). It is quad-core time with the Ryzen 5 1400 (without the X). The 1400 will be tested and overclocked to see how much value you can squeeze out of thi...

    Review: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor
     
  2. Herem

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    Nice review and a good budget chip, but I agree with the summary that the age of quad core processors is drawing to an end.

    @Hilbert is there any chance you will be doing a more in depth article about memory speeds on AGESA 1.0.0.6? It would be great to see how far the speeds can be pushed using a few different configurations of both single and double DDR4 DIMMs in both 2 and 4 stick setups.
     
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    kapu Ancient Guru

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    Holy crap , it matches 6600K .. Really nice performance.
    But we need results of i5 7600k and i5 7500, why no such results Hilbert ?

    i5 7500 is priced 20 euro more in Poland and it is direct competition.
     
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    Please add the gaming benchmark results at the overclocked 3.9 Hilbert! Thanks for the review.
     

  5. AndyMutz

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    was i lucky with my chip?
    mine 1400 does 3900 MHz at 1,33v on a gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3.
    4000 MHz ran unstable at 1,35v and i did not want to go higher with the voltage.

    -andy-
     
  6. Guru3dreader

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    CPU-Z benchmark is a joke. I wouldn't give it even a line in a review, not a whole page. Are we going back to the times where people where using SuperPi to check performance? Especially those times when slower Intel processors where finishing it much faster?
     
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    I think we can successfully remove CPU-z bench from set. I just updated to 1.79.1.x64.
    And its results are not compatible with 1.79.x64 again.
    And the Fun(ck) part is: It puts my i5-2500k @ 4,5GHz multi-threaded score 11% above FX-8350 @ 4,0GHz and that would mean double IPC.
    But FX-8350 would win in any sane multi-threaded benchmark. In geekbench it does like 50% better without crazy OC.

    Simply, for me CPU-z bench has no longer any informative value.
     
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    thank you Hilbert for yet another great review, this is a great value product indeed for for the budget segment level :)
    and thanks for the added DDR4 chart, i think it is most helpful for those in need for a quick guide in which ram to pair with Ryzen:nerd:
     
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    Watching Ryzen 7 1800X w/ 3600MHz memory results in:
    AMD Ryzen 5 1400 review - Performance - System Memory Perf: DDR4 Memory Read / Write
    :) That's quite a step up from 3200MHz.
     
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    "With the Ryzen 5 1400 you enter the mainstream gaming segment, paired with a GTX 1060 or Rx 570/580 you will not run into CPU bound limitations, hence such a setup would be a perfect symbiosis."

    So my question is what happens when you pair any Ryzen with a faster GPU? Nobody is buying a CPU for only 1 year. Faster cards will come very soon and assuming someone will keep it for 4-5 years this can spell problems?
     
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  11. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Within that mindset you could not buy a similar priced Core i5 7400 either right? But sure, 4-5 years from now if you still are at 1080p gaming yet have an Ultra fast graphics card you run into CPU bottle-necking (which has been around for years and is the same with Intel mainstream SKUs).

    CPU bottlenecks are nothing new, and in 5 years from now your games will be more graphically demanding as well balancing out that extra graphics horsepower as well. A GPU bottleneck far is more important on its influence on framerate then a CPU bottleneck.
     
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    L3 cache shown as 8MB in page 1

    @Hilbert since Ryzen 5 1400 has 2 dedicated cores from each CCX should not overall L3 cache be shown as 16MB or 8MB/CCX? Did I miss something?
     
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    An italian site has done almost same test (Bit and chips). This cpus look to be very good
     
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    Good review, but i still interested in non-X R5-1600 CPU, in some days i'll upgrade to 4GB RX460 or 2GB RX560 since i got an AOC 1080p LED monitor and my R7-260X + FX-8320E does'nt get +40fps in some games at that resolution.

    You forgot update ROTR? last patch has CPU performance optimizations, specially for RYZEN


    Thanks and good morning
     
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    Not bad vs Intel i5 Skylake (Kaby Lake is an OC Skylake Cpu).
     

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    the 1400 has 4MB/CCX, so 8MB total.

    -andy-
     
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    All hail the new budget gaming KING. No point in the i5 anymore.
     
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    HH tests at stock clocks. If you get Ryzen 5 1600, you will have no trouble clocking it at least to 1600X stock clock. So you can use that as reference.
     
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    Those were some pretty high OC voltages despite not reaching 4GHz.


    I personally would've bought the 1400 if it was just a single CCX, because I think it'd have been noticeably faster and probably more capable of higher memory clocks. The smaller L3 doesn't bother me; 16MB was intended to be enough for the 8-core models, so surely 8MB is plenty for a 4-core. Though there are tests showing the smaller L3 does hurt performance (compared to a similarly clocked 1500X), it wasn't a big difference. Anyway, since this CPU is basically just a crippled 1500X with a worse heatsink for only $20 less, this CPU is pretty much on the borderline of not being a good value; if you honestly don't care about the extra L3 and have no intention to use the stock heatsink then I suppose you might as well save yourself the $20 and put that toward the heatsink.

    I hear the Ryzen 3 models are supposed to utilize a single CCX. With SMT disabled too, it'll be very interesting to see their single-threaded performance.
     
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    i know, and the 1600 has stock cooler :infinity: and 1600X no :bang:
     

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