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Today we’re revisiting the R7 2700 and R7 2700X CPUs. These came out in 2018 and are now over 5 years old. Original launch prices ranged from $300 to $330, with the 2700 often available for around $200-$250 towards the end of its lifecycle. It was one of the most popular CPUs of its time and struck a strong balance with multithreaded application performance, particularly CPU-side streaming (as we showed in our original game + streaming benchmarks from the review). They competed most directly with Intel’s 9900K that launched later in 2018, or the 8700K before that.
This content will show how the older AMD Zen 2000-series parts aged, but also what the best CPU upgrade options are for a similar build today.
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