Sandra Processor Arithmetic
Sandra Memory Bandwidth
SiSoft Sandra’s tests show the Ryzen 7 1700X to be a computationally strong processor. Cryptographic performance is good, which is perhaps thanks to the pair of baked-in AES units.
Memory bandwidth can be considered a downfall for the AM4 platform and Ryzen 7. While more than 35GBps of memory bandwidth with high-speed modules is not an insignificant amount, it pales in comparison to the comfortable 50GBps+ offered by Intel’s quad-channel equipped HEDT CPUs. If you have a scientific computing or similar workload that benefits from memory bandwidth, dropping a pair of cores to opt for Intel’s similarly-priced Core i7-6800K may be a smarter option than the Ryzen 7 1700X.