AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Review

Installation and test setup …

You can’t do too much wrong when installing the processor. For our test, we put the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU in the AM5 LGA1718 socket of the ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara motherboard, which is now identical in handling to an Intel CPU socket for many years.

This eliminates the risk of bending pins on the CPU. On the other hand, the filigree spring contacts in the LGA socket must now be well protected. Therefore, the plastic cover should be inserted at all times as long as there is no CPU in the socket!

The CPU has notches on two sides, and one corner is marked with a golden triangle. If you pay attention to these details, you cannot insert the CPU into the socket incorrectly.

We show how to properly insert and remove an LGA CPU in the socket in this AMD or Intel CPU installation guide and in the following video on our OCinside YouTube Channel.
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Once the CPU is properly seated, the next step is to clamp it in place with the bracket mechanism, with the base’s protective cover popping off by itself in the process.

Now apply a suitable thermal paste and mount the desired cooler. For the AMD AM5 processor tests, we now use the latest Arctic MX-6 thermal paste and an Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo air cooler as well as an Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 for further OC tests.

Here you can see the finished test system with mounted air cooler.

We used the following components for the Review of the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU.

CPU AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
Mainboard ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara
Cooling 1 Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo
Cooling 2 Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420
RAM 2x 8GB Crucial DDR5-4800 single ranked
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows 11

Let’s switch on the AMD Ryzen 7 system and take a look at the ASRock UEFI.

In Windows, we can already see all 8 cores or 16 threads of the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU working – here in the Windows 11 Task Manager at Prime95 full load.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X benchmark results …