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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X reportedly pulls ahead with better gaming performance

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As if the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X rumored frequency improvements weren’t impressive enough, a fresh leak potentially reveals even better gaming performance from the Ryzen 2nd generation processor.

Wccftech (opens in new tab) picked up on a leaked 3DMark FireStrike Ultra benchmark that shows the rumored processor operating 18% better than the Ryzen 7 1700X and 11% higher than Ryzen 7 1800X. Specifically, the Ryzen 7 2700X supposedly scored 20,909 points in the physics score, while the Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 7 1700X achieved 19,051 (opens in new tab) and 17,825 (opens in new tab) points respectively.

That said, screenshots pulled by TwojePC (opens in new tab), a Polish site, pulled screen shots of the supposed 3DMark Ultra results – as well as those of the the regular 3DMark and Extreme tests – that show a less impressive lead in the overall score. It seems the Ryzen 7 2700X achieved a 5,291 overall score that closely aligns to Ryzen 7 1800X’s 5,211 points and the Ryzen 7 1700X’s 5,134 points.

By all appearances, it seems all three chips were running with stock clocks and paired with an Nvidia GTX 1080 for testing. All things equal, the most likely explanation for the Ryzen 7 2700X’s enhanced benchmarking scores would be the oft-rumored, higher 4.2GHz boost clock we keep hearing about.

If these rumored benchmark results are real, we can expect the Ryzen 7 2700X will handle physics and AI heavy games, like Hitman, like a dream. That said, the less substantially improved overall 3DMark Ultra score has us worried we won’t see a huge increase in gaming frame rates.

Kevin Lee was a former computing reporter at TechRadar. Kevin is now the SEO Updates Editor at IGN based in New York. He handles all of the best of tech buying guides while also dipping his hand in the entertainment and games evergreen content. Kevin has over eight years of experience in the tech and games publications with previous bylines at Polygon, PC World, and more. Outside of work, Kevin is major movie buff of cult and bad films. He also regularly plays flight & space sim and racing games. IRL he's a fan of archery, axe throwing, and board games.