4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2017 9:59 PM by janagewen

    Ryzen 7 1700 on Windows 10 Pro ( Version 1703 OS Build: 15063.0 )

    gkeawe

      Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 1703 running on a Ryzen 7 1700 system, Asus Prime B350-Plus Bios 0513, 32GB DDR4-2400 Fortis Series, Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD, Intel i340-T4 Network Server Adapter, Thermaltake 600 Watt Power Supply.

      So far the Ryzen build using the 1700 has been amazing, no major issues so far with any components. Asus seems to be on top of the BIOS releases as well. Microsoft, I hope is working on OS optimizations for the Ryzen architecture. I was exploring the new Windows build 1703 and decided to see the UI for Windows Defender, I ran a quick scan and checked the task manager CPU usage per core, I was surprised to see that it ran on a single core. Pretty good for isolating it to practically one core.

       

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            • Re: Ryzen 7 1700 on Windows 10 Pro ( Version 1703 OS Build: 15063.0 )
              gkeawe

              Ok this Ryzen 7 1700 system has been tested since its arrival on March 18th, 2017. The mainboard selected was an Asus Prime B350-Plus, 16GB DDR4-2400 Fortis Series, Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD, EVGA GTX1080. The SSD and GPU were used from my i7-4790K system. The operating system is Windows 10 Professional  which was updated via the Windows Insider Program to Windows Version: 1703 ( OS Build: 15063.0 ) this morning. The system is not being overclocked and is running the stock cooler supplied with the 1700. CPU temperatures are very good with the help of BIOS updates from Asus. The system memory was increased from 16GB to 32GB DDR4-2400. No issues encountered with memory selected. Gaming on the Ryzen 7 1700 is amazing, not sure if its the OS build but it seems that the overall Windows and gaming experience is no longer overwhelming the CPU and subsystems making for a very smooth and responsive system. Good Job AMD ! Thank You Microsoft for any optimizations that might find its way into the Windows Insider Builds.

               

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          • Re: Ryzen 7 1700 on Windows 10 Pro ( Version 1703 OS Build: 15063.0 )

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            Things depend, maybe the single core performance of AMD Ryzen is good enough for Windows Defender, so the system kernel selects one of two threads within the first core according to your screenshot. I have no ideas about the underlying arrangement about two threads within a core of Ryzen, so it seems to be still quite mysterious. As to the very first generation AMD APU A4-3300, I also make similar test on it, as you see, two actual cores are working together for Windows Defender. Or in other words, one thread within Ryzen is stronger than two cores within A4-3300 (K10)?