AMD Ryzen 7 2700x vs. 1800x Specifications Comparison

Ready for a 2700x vs. 1800x spec comparison? A couple of weeks ago, AMD proudly released their 2nd gen pinnacle ridge CPUs. One of their latest releases, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700x is known as the successor of Ryzen 1 1800x from previous or merely the first generation of AMD Ryzen Processors.

Many PC enthusiasts were eager to discover how the new 2700x differs from the older 1800x Ryzen processor. Today here at Face of IT, we will be discussing the same.

Belonging to the latest pinnacle ridge, or simply 2nd generation, the Ryzen 7 2700x is superior to the Ryzen 7 1800x processor. However, today we will find out how exactly these processors differ from each other in term of all necessary technical specifications.

Note that we have not included any benchmark result here since the CPU is still new in the market and more testing is to be done. However, we will keep you updated through this post whenever we find new updated information. So without any more delay, here is out specs comparison about Ryzen 7 2700x v/s 1800x:

2700x vs. 1800x

Before we begin our discussion and start analyzing various factors affecting the performance of a standard CPU, you may like to have a look at the following table, which summarizes all the important factors and technical details. Have a look here:

Specification AMD Ryzen 7 1800x


AMD Ryzen 7 2700x


Number of Cores 8-core 8-core
Processor Number 1800X 2700X
Compatible Processor Socket Socket AM4 Socket AM4
Clock Speed 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Max Turbo Speed 4 GHz 4.35 GHz
Type / Form Factor AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Cache Memory Details 20 MB 20 MB
Processor Qty 1 1
Type Ryzen 7 Ryzen 7
Number of Threads 16 threads 16 Threads
Installed Qty 1 1
Cache 20 MB 20 MB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Product Type processor Processor
Processor Package AMD Processor in a Box without heatsink/fan (WOF) AMD Processor in a BOX (PIB)


Just by looking at the table above, you can easily tell that there is no difference technically except the clock speed. While AMD Ryzen 7 1800x offer 3.6 GHz base clock speed, AMD Ryzen 7 2700x promises to offer 3.7 GHz processing frequency/speed at the base. This difference might seem a little novice.

However, 1800x offers only 4 GHz processing frequency at boost while the new 2700x provides 4.35 GHz. Nowadays, there is hardly any reason to use the CPU in the stock mode, so this will make an impact on overall CPU performance. Following are some more factors which make these processors much different from each other:

Memory and Cache Latency:

Ryzen 5 2500U Vs Ryzen 7 2700U

AMD’s first gen processors had higher memory latency causing the performance drop in sensitive memory operations. However, new 2nd gen processors, consisting of 2700x have improved every cache levels and memory latency.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700x features 13%, 24% and, 16% of latency improvement compared to 1800x, on different levels of cache. Moreover, it has improved memory latency by 11%. AMD is hesitating a bit to disclose their secret to cut down memory and cache latency. However, some experts are confident that AMD has utilized infinity fabric and integrated memory controller to make these improvements possible.

Instructions per Clock:

Latest benchmark results from the initial tests show that AMD Ryzen 7 2700X handles more instruction sets at every clock compared to 1800x. The difference is close to 1%. It might feel tiny but leaves an enormous impact on multi-threaded performance. How much? We are still seeking the answer for that. But for now, it is sure that 2700x is better than 1800x in every term, and it surely delivers the value for your money.


So let’s summarize. Industry insiders tell us that AMD is holding onto their flagship 2800x CPU to see how Intel counters their Zen+ offerings. So till then, 2700+ is the flagship for now.

The Ryzen 7 2700X:

Following the Ryzen 7 1800x, AMD new Ryzen 7 2700x continues to offer excellent value for money as it comes with eight core / 16 threads. It features Zen+ architecture like most of the CPUs in Ryzen CPU family. However, AMD has set a new standard by using modern 12nm lithography.

It is said to be better compared to the older 14nm architecture/manufacturing method. However, it is still a question that how good 12nm is compared to 14nm. The base and boost clock has undoubtedly improved in the new gen. If you are considering this CPU for an upgrade rather than entirely new build, it would be quite in the budget since the CPU supports both 400 series and 300 series AMD motherboards. You can get your hands over this CPU + Wraith prism CPU cooler for ~ $329.

As a PC enthusiast, you might know those general operations, and even games optimize four or fewer cores of CPU at a time. However, the Ryzen 7 2700x undoubtedly offers excellent value for money, making it ideal for workstations.

The Ryzen 7 1800X:

Belonging to the very first generation of Ryzen Processors, The Ryzen 7 1800x is flagship Ryzen CPU by AMD. It has a clock frequency of 3.6 GHz while boosted frequency can go as high as 4.0 GHz on stock settings. This means that it can go even further with overclocking. The Intel counterpart of this chip, i7-6850K is comparatively more expensive. Moreover, 1800x delivers 25% extra multi-core performance compared to i7-6850K chip.

Intel has always been dominating CPU market by offering higher IPC. However, the IPC difference between Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s Ryzen is merely 9%. This shows that AMD is doing everything they can to beat Intel in CPU market. In simple words, 1800x offers workstation users the same processing power to the workstation users as the i7-6900K and costs only half of the price of the later one.


We hope this post helps you to understand how AMD Ryzen 2700X and AMD Ryzen 7 1800X differ from each other so that you can choose the right product for yourself according to your needs and expectations from your build.

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