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Early Review of AMD Ryzen 5 1400 and comparison with Intel Core i5-7400 – Benchmarks leaked

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 vs Intel Core i5-7400
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Apparently elchapuzasinformatico has done it again, they have done a pretty nice review of the upcoming Ryzen 5 1400 once again. The Ryzen 1400 is the lowest Ryzen chip but offers a nice price with the potential of being just as great as the 1700. Since it should be able to overclock nearly where the more extensive 1500X can.

Either way it’s a 4 Core 8 Thread chip with a base clock of 3.2 ghz and boost of 3.4 ghz. They’ve used the similar test bench as before with one exception, should see those concern with memory, well it’s not a 3200 they did get it to 2933. Now with all this said they didn’t have an i5 to test which is fine but unfortunately we can’t really make too many comparisons at least in their benchmarks. Though we obviously have synthetics because those are public knowledge.

I’ll go through some couple of first and if you want to see all the benchmarks head over to elchapuzasinformatico. Before I go to these synthetics, let’s discuss the pricing comparisons, the 1400 comes in at $169. The closest comparison in terms of cores etc the i5 7400 which currently cost $194. Keep in mind that the 1400 has an unlocked multiplier while the 7400 does not. But it does have a boost clock up to 3.5 ghz.

The first benchmark is Single Core performance, which in this area the i5 inches out the wind but as you can see they don’t offer any reference for the 1400 with the overclock on the slide. Yet they state the 1400 completes a test in 38.795 seconds to 3.8 ghz, which puts this processor in an interesting place. There are argument for the higher single core performance of say i7 6700K against the higher to Ryzen models. But at this price against Intel it has even better single core performance.

The fact that it has 4 threads more but those 4 threads are’t enough to make such a difference as the 4 Core 8 Thread difference the Ryzen 7 has going against it’s competition the i7 but with better single core performance. Assuming the i5 is running with it’s turbo boost on but there’s no reason why it wouldn’t be. They stated reference speed but these are merely synthetic results from other people’s test.

Either way moving towards a multi-core bench, Cinebench puts it with stock speed with above the 7600k running at 4.2 ghz which shows the potential of SMT. They state that once overclocked it exceeds the i5 ease and approaches the older i7 but once again they didn’t show it.

The Memory Latency is quite high once again, probably held back by the Infinity Fabric. It is good to know that they have updated the 1600 with higher frequency RAM because this is more focused on the 1400.

Before getting into the gaming benchmarks let’s go through overclocking. They were able to get it up to 3.9 but it needed more tuning, there were some issues. One thing to consider is that they did it with stock cooler, though it became more audible at full load. Ryzen 7 showed us you can’t really get past 4 ghz and don’t forget this is a $169 CPU.

Moving into the gaming benchmarks, as you can see the 1400 seems that nearly identical performance to it’s older siblings. This should place it right around the i5 performance but don’t forget some recent benchmarks we have discussed in previous articles. CPU load was far less on the 1400.

So, what does this mean for 1400?

We need more gaming benchmarks to say for sure but it’s certainly looking great. We know that seems very much on par with the 7400 once overclocked to 3.8 ghz but there’s also room to spare. Either way the 1400 is certainly shaping up to be a great price to performance CPU.

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