CPU Bottleneck? GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Tested on AMD Ryzen versus Intel Kaby Lake

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AMD & Intel Test Systems

AMD Ryzen Test System

The AMD AM4 platform that we used to test the Ryzen 7 1700 was running the MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium motherboard with UEFI 1.22 that came out on 03/02/2017. The processor was overclocked to 4.00 GHz on all cores with 1.3875V set for the CPU Core voltage. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 4000MHz DDR4 dual channel memory kit was manually set to 2933MHz with 14-14-14-28 1T memory timings as we wanted to test with one of the most popular clock frequencies sold today. We used an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition video card with GeForce 378.78 WHQL drivers. We also used the Corsair AX860i digital power supply, Corsair Hydro Series H110i water cooler and Corsair Force MP500 480GB PCIe SSD on the system.

AMD AM4 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Motherboard

MSI X370 XPower Titanium Click Here

Memory

16GB Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 Click Here

Video Card

GeForce GTX 1080 FE Click Here

Hard Drive

Corsair MP500 480GB Click Here

Cooling

Corsair H110i Click Here

Keyboard

Corsair K70 RGB Click Here

Mouse

Corsair M65 Pro Click Here

Power Supply

Corsair AX860i Click Here

Monitor

ASUS PB287Q 4K Click Here

Operating System

Windows 10 64-Bit Click Here

Core i7-7700K Test System Picture

The Intel Z270 platform that we used to test the Intel 1151 processors was running the Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 5 with UEFI F5e that came out on 12/28/2016. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 4000MHz DDR4 dual channel memory kit was manually set to 3000MHz with 15-15-15-36 1T memory timings as we wanted to test with one of the most popular clock frequencies sold today. We used an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition video card with GeForce 378.78 WHQL drivers.  We also used the Corsair AX860i digital power supply, Corsair Hydro Series H105 water cooler and Crucial MX300 1050GB SSDs on the system.

Intel LGA1151 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i7-7700K

Motherboard

Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming 5 Click Here

Memory

16GB Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 Click Here

Video Card

GeForce GTX 1080 FE Click Here

Hard Drive

Crucial MX300 1050GB Click Here

Cooling

Corsair H105 Click Here

Keyboard

Corsair K70 RGB Click Here

Mouse

Corsair M65 Pro Click Here

Power Supply

Corsair AX860i Click Here

Monitor

ASUS PB287Q 4K Click Here

Operating System

Windows 10 64-Bit Click Here

Another thing to note is that we will be testing on 3DMark Fire Strike and five game titles. The games selected were done at random and from our own picking based on release dates.

Thief: February 25, 2014
Grand Theft Auto V: April 14, 2015
Fallout 4: November 10th, 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: August 23rd, 2016
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: March 7, 2017

These five game titles span the past three years and use both DX11 and DX12 API’s. We wanted to show CPU/GPU performance on new and old game titles, so we think these covers do that well.

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