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Great AMD Gaming Build (July 2017)

by BoyScout

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Details

Date Published

July 26, 2017

Date Built

July 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.72GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.02GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

Description

This month's featured build video is based on our "Great AMD Gaming" build guide which uses the Ryzen 5 1600 processor and GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. We selected the Team T-Force / NightHawk memory to add a little light inside the case, but while it looks great from multiple angles, it didn't really add as much glow as we had hoped. So for the final build photos, we also added in a CableMod Widebeam RGB LED Strip to bring more light to the interior of the case. While we didn't show this in the video, it's simply plugged into the RGB header on the motherboard (no extra controller needed).

If you'd like to read more on the overall part selection, be sure to check out our build guide. And if you want to see how the build came together, check out our build video and cable management video.

And now, onto some benchmarks.

For our testing, we were able (with the latest BIOS update) to get stable results running A-XMP enabled with the DDR4 memory at 2933 MHz. We left the CPU at stock core clocks (3.2GHz) with Turbo Core speed of 3.6GHz. Max temps for the CPU and GPU are listed in the details section on the right side of the page.

Updated 27-July: The CPU Temp Under Load has been corrected to 68C. It originally listed 73C, which was the GPU Load Temp.

Benchmark Overall Score Graphics Score Physics Score Combined Score CPU Score
FireStrike (v1.1) 17165 22946 15701 6243 --
FireStrike Extreme (v1.1) 10171 10994 15205 4943 --
FireStrike Ultra (v1.1) 5424 5386 15806 2807 --
Time Spy (v1.1) 7195 7609 -- -- 5502
Cinebench R15: CPU (Single) 145 -- -- -- --
Cinebench R15: CPU (Multi) 1148 (7.92x) -- -- -- --
Cinebench R15: OpenGL 98.01 fps -- -- -- --
Benchmark Setting Preset Resolution Average FPS GPU Usage CPU Usage
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 95 fps -- --
Battlefield 1 High 2560x1440 112 fps -- --
Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 134 fps -- --
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 2560x1440 48.32 fps 96.9% 36.0%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Very High 2560x1440 71 fps 96.5% 39.3%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands High 2560x1440 80.6 fps 96.5% 37.9%

Comments Sorted by:

MannyPCs 1 point 3 months ago

Awesome job. +1

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

tlukic1 1 point 3 months ago

The Ryzen CPU definitely does not slow down the 1080. It is a solid choice for the 1080. I wish that I went with a Ryzen CPU with my build instead of the 7700k.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 4 points 3 months ago

The 7700K is nothing to be too disappointed over. :)

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Those temps show the 1600 gets a little toasty under load. I would replace that AMD one with something like this. It would match the build, and it keeps my 7600K under 45C on max load.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Your comment made me double-check. It looks like that was an error on my part when I transcribed the results. 73C was the under load temperature for the GPU, not CPU and it inadvertently got listed twice. The Max CPU temp was actually 68C. I've updated the results above.

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Phew... Ok thanks. 68c is still hot, but thats a lot better.

Xavier_DK 1 point 3 months ago

Nice build glad to see someone that knows what he's doing +1

felohany 1 point 3 months ago

The GPU core clock is 2Ghz?!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Good catch -- no, the actual core clock is 1.721GHz. Looking at the result data, 2.0GHz was the effective boost rate under test. I'll update the table.

felohany 1 point 3 months ago

huh, guessing no room for overclocking?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

We didn't play with the GPU settings via PrecisionX, but we could probably have bumped the power or temp target, given the temps we were seeing in the low to mid 70s. Unless noted (such as with XMP), we typically leave the CPU and GPU at stock levels for our benchmarking to provide a reasonable baseline expectation.

lsorice 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Great and clean build as always. How did you add the benchmarks to the description? Is that a feature for all users?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Sure, anyone can add a table -- just add a "|" between columns and start each row on a new line. Check out the markup we create for you to post a part list from the System Build page to see a good example.

lsorice 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I've seen that markup section, but unsure how you get that into a completed build. I haven't seen it on any posts other than staff. Any recommendation or article on how to post this? I'd love this feature to be easily accessible. Can read the code just fine as a front end dev...just unsure where it goes and how to get in on a completed build.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

The table is just part of the description section for the Completed Build. If you still mean the table itself, there's a user-created formatting guide that explains it (and lots of other options) pretty well; but basically you just need a header row, followed by a column justification definition and then each row of data you want to add:

Header 1 | Header 2 | Header 3
:---|:--:|---:
Entry 1-1 Left | Entry 1-2 Centered | Entry 1-3 Right
Entry 2-1 | Entry 2-2 | Entry 2-3
Header 1 Header 2 Header 3
Entry 1-1 Left Entry 1-2 Centered Entry 1-3 Right
Entry 2-1 Entry 2-2 Entry 2-3

Hope that helps!

lsorice 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

awesome, thanks!

PC_Mate 7 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

This pc case is so simple but beautiful! Nice build.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Glad you enjoyed it -- thanks for the feedback!

mke 1 point 3 months ago

Will I ever need a third party cooler in the future? I will not be overclocking, so will the temp stay at 68 degrees or will it go up the older computer gets.

mke 1 point 3 months ago

Is there an equivalent or near to the MasterBox 5 Black & White Mid-tower Computer Case? it is on backorder. wont b able to get my hands on that one

IncognitoGamer123 1 point 3 months ago

I will save a lot of money using the stock Ryzen 5 1600 cooler, but I want to get the most out of my CPU because I'm on a $1100 budget. So is the Cryorig H7 worth the $32 for the performance boost?

PizzaDo 1 point 2 months ago

Wow! What an amazing build. I also love how you organised those the benchmarks in those tables. How did you do that btw?

darkxm 1 point 1 month ago

looks awesome!

FirstTimeSuki 1 point 5 days ago

What would be a good but not too expensive monitor for this? Do I use optical drive or USB to get the operating system?

gameforce54 -1 points 3 months ago

Hey ! Recently bought a GTX 1080 AMP! , RYZEN 5 1600 and AB-350 GAMING 3 from Gigabyte and i can't install driver for video card . How can i solve this ? Do you recommend bios update ? Thanks !

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

With AM4 motherboards right now, I'd always recommend updating to the latest BIOS, as there have been a lot of helpful updates/fixes in the months since they were released.

That said, I'm not sure off-hand what would prevent you from being able to install a video card driver. I'd recommend posting your question, along with what you've already tried and your part list, to our Troubleshooting Forum. Perhaps someone might be able to offer up ideas for you to try.

Hamlet2277 -4 points 3 months ago

That ryzen may slow down the 1080 ? But other than that Good Job!

dmerz24 1 Build 5 points 3 months ago

what haha

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

The results looked good. Our benchmarks showed the GPU was the performance limiter in the build, not the CPU.

mke 1 point 3 months ago

Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 134 fps If I would set epic to low, 11440 to 1080, will it b possible to reach a 200+ fps? Considering this build.

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Glad you liked it! And thanks for the very kind words.