The AMD Ryzen 7 2700 processor belongs to the second generation of the AMD Zen architecture. It is a component launched in 2018, so it has already been on the market for several years. Despite this, it continues to be a powerful processor, with good features. Therefore, it is interesting to analyze the main specifications to find out if it can be a valid option for the assembly of a gaming PC.
Features of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 processor
The first thing to highlight in this processor is that, like all Ryzen 7s, it has 8 cores and 16 independent threads . In other words, it has multi-thread capacity to offer more than one process for each core, like most of the current components. It also has 16 MB of L3 cache , a value that even today is among the most considerable in the segment. All this makes the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 an extremely powerful processor, within the high-end of the brand (without being high-performance like the Threadripper).
On the other hand, in terms of processing speed, this product has a basic frequency of 3.20 GHz , which can be increased to 4.10 GHz . This is thanks to SenseMI technology, which uses artificial intelligence to determine the capacity to use energy and temperature by increasing the frequency. In addition, like most of the brand’s processors, it is available for overclocking. This process, which we only recommend for advanced users, allows you to manually increase the processing speed even more.
Finally, we must emphasize that, like most AMD processors, this does not have integrated graphics . However, we always recommend a discrete graphics card for the best gaming performance. What the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 does include is the Wraith Spire thermal solution, which is the mid-range that the brand offers. Considering that the thermal design power ( TDP ) is only 65 W, this solution seems more than sufficient (except for the use overclocking).
In general, this processor is an extremely attractive alternative for gamers who do not aim at the top of the range. The relationship between the benefits and the sale price is very good, and it allows us to invest in a more than interesting graphics card. Despite having been on the market for several years, it will let us enjoy games like Call of Duty: Warzone or Red Dead Redemption 2 without problems.