The processor is simply listed as a Ryzen 7 2000 Series by SiSoft SANDRA. The base clock for the processor checks in at 3.7GHz, but the boost clock is shown at a lofty 4.35GHz. For comparison, the Ryzen 7 2700X that we spied last week featured a base clock of 3.7GHz, a turbo clock of 4.1GHz, with a maximum clock of 4.2GHz using XFR 2.0 (eXtended Frequency Range).
Given the very similar clock speeds across the board, we're probably looking at another engineering sample of the Ryzen 7 2700X, albeit one either even more headroom when it comes to turbo frequencies.
Moving on to the actual benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 2700X shows notable gains in the AIDA64 memory benchmark, scoring wins over the Ryzen 7 1700X in latency, L2 and L3 cache tests. Digging deeper, we see the Ryzen 7 2700X puts up some strong performance in Cinebench R15, with its single-core scores coming out slightly ahead of its first-generation Zen counterparts, but behind that of Intel’s current crop of 7th- and 8th-generation Core processors.
Multi-core performance also shows a competitive streak for the Ryzen 7 2700X, outpacing both the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X along with the Core i7-8700K. We should note that all tests were performed on an ASRock X370 Gaming ITX/ac motherboard.
So far, it looks as though the 12nm Zen+ architecture it shaping up to be a worthy follow-up to the game-changing Zen architecture that put AMD back on the map in 2017. What's even more appealing for those that bought the first crop of Zen processors is that your motherboard will support these new chips with a simple BIOS update. But, if you must have the latest and greatest motherboard, there will be new X400 series motherboards available as well.