AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded

High-end Desktop processor released in 2019 with 8 cores and 16 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4.4GHz, and a 65W power rating. Ryzen 7 3700X is based on the Matisse 7nm family and part of the Ryzen 7 series.
Price 92.7%
Speed 79%
Productivity 83%
Gaming 95%

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Rendering Benchmarks

Rendering tests are a long-time favorite of reviewers and benchmarkers, as the code used by rendering packages is usually highly optimized to squeeze every little bit of performance out. Sometimes rendering programs end up being heavily memory dependent as well - when you have that many threads flying about with a ton of data, having low latency memory can be key to everything. Here we take a few of the usual rendering packages under Windows 10, as well as a few new interesting benchmarks.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Cinebench R15

Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded
Ryzen 7 3700X Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded Performance

The Ryzen 7 3700X sits between Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 5 5600X. It is 2.4% lower than the Ryzen 7 3800X while being 8.8% higher than the Ryzen 5 5600X. The Ryzen 7 3700X's performance earns it the 11th place. Overall, the Ryzen 7 3700X is a very good performer with its 8-cores and 16-threads in this benchmark.

Intel Vs AMD: Which CPU is Best?

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Should you buy a Pre-Built PC or a Custom PC?

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How to use CPUAgent To Find The Right CPU

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RTX 3070 with 10600k vs 3700x Bottleneck Comparison

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10600K vs 3600X: Battle of the mid-range CPUs

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10700K vs 3700X: Specs, 80+ Game Benchmarks, Bottleneck, and Streaming Analysis

May 22, 2020 - Which one is worth it, Core i7-10700K or Ryzen 7 3700X? Find out in this comprehensive review and summary of the Core i7-10700K vs Ryzen 7 3700X's capabilities.

10900K vs 3900X: Specs, 80+ Game Benchmarks, Bottleneck, and Streaming Analysis

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2500K vs 3570K vs 4670K vs 6600K vs 7600K vs 8600K vs 9600K vs 10600K: Should you consider upgrading?

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Critics Reviews

When compared to Ryzen, it was 11% faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X at 1080p, which is a reasonable performance uplift. That said, if you plan on playing at 1440p with an RTX 2080 Ti or perhaps 1080p ...
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. The Ryzen 7 3700X is the direct successor to the Ryzen 7 2700X, but instead of just a refresh this time AMD managed a generational microarchitecture improvement called Zen 2 as well as a better node/manufacturer process at 7nm. In addition, AMD moved to a chiplet design, instead of one monolithic chip design.
The Ryzen 7 3700X has the same eight cores and 16 threads as its predecessor. The main benefits the Ryzen 7 3700X derives from the Zen 2 platform, then, are a much larger L3 cache (with Ryzen 3000 ...
AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X is a generational CPU update that’s worth shouting about. Packed with the very latest AMD chiplet architecture, AMD Zen 2, and a minimal 65W TDP, this chip is the best ...
AMD hasn't sampled the Ryzen 7 3800X yet, which features a higher 105W rating and 3.9 / 4.5 GHz base/boost clocks, which is higher than the Ryzen 7 3700X's 3.6 / 4.4 GHz base/boost frequency.
AMD's third generation Ryzen CPUs boast higher clockspeeds and more cores than the previous first and second gen parts, and the Ryzen 7 3700X is now one of the best CPUs for gaming.Zen 2 CPUs are ...
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pastel_x July 30, 2020
Can't decide which PC case.
Hello everyone!

So i am building my first PC but I can't decide which mid-tower case to choose for my build.

I want a case with good airflow with stock fans and not too much/excessive noise.
I want good dust filtering and cable management.
I will NOT use multiple GPUs
I prefer to spend below $120

The cases that i like but can't decide which one to choose are:
-Be Quiet! Pure Base 600
-Fractal Design Define C TG

Here are my specs:
-AMD Ryzen 7 3700x 3.6GHz AM4 Processor
-Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
-Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
-Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
-GIGABYTE GeForce GTX1650 4096Mb D6 OC Video Card
-SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

Any help would be much appreciated.

Edit: changed gpu
Nemesia November 06, 2019
If you want a good case with good airflow do not buy any with the front closed like that. Try getting a case with an open front for maximum airflow. Ill check. Brb.
pastel_x July 30, 2020
Is stock cooler enough for Ryzen 7 3700x?
Hello everyone!
Will AMD Ryzen 7 3700x stock cooler be enough for my build?

Here are my specs:
-AMD Ryzen 7 3700x 3.6GHz AM4 Processor
-Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
-Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
-Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
-GIGABYTE GeForce GTX1650 4096Mb D6 OC Video Card
-SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
-Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 case

Thanks in advance.
Karadjgne December 26, 2012
Nope to all of the above. Ryzens don't work that way.
Ryzens are a dynamic based cpu, they are not Intel with a set turbo speed. They'll boost according to voltages, currant and temp. If you put a better cooler on the cpu, it'll boost higher, but consequently will run the same temps. It'll do that until it hits power limits. The only time a Ryzen runs cooler is if you go overboard on the cooling, allowing the cpu to hit its power limits and have enough capacity left over to cool the cpu over and above its normal levels.

For instance, if running a decent load at stock and getting 80°C at 3.7GHz, adding a hyper212 will allow 80°C but a 3.9GHz boost. Adding a bigger cooler you'll get 4.1GHz etc. It's only when boost is as high as you can go, that the cooler will start seeing lower temps.

Overclocking by setting definitive voltage and speed levels will cancel the dynamic boost and the cpu will cool as it will, same as Intel.

As to whether the stock cooler is enough, yes, it's plenty at stock performance and stock boost, although you might not be happy with the volume of the fan or the boost speeds with heavier, high thread loads. That's where many aftermarket coolers have the advantage, apart from allowing a higher boost level. You'll not really see temps dropping unless you go with a really decent capacity cooler or better, but that's because it's a Ryzen, not an intel, so behaves differently.
lawrenzrat July 29, 2020
best value gpu for R7 3700X + b450 aorus combo for 1080p ultra?
what's the best value gpu for R7 3700X + b450 aorus combo for 1080p ultra that hits 60 - 100fps + if its possible.....

thanks for the answers..
brewcrew650 February 13, 2018
It really depends on what you had in mind for budget. With a 3700x and looking at 100fps ultra settings, I would assume you are looking to spend slightly more?

If so, I would probably say your best bet would be a 5700xt variant. Would be able to hit 100ish fps in most current games on ultra/very high, coming just behind the 2070s. It would also allow you some extra headroom for future-proofing and is $100(+) less than the 2070s models .
MissesSparrow July 28, 2020
ayy finally upgrading cant decide ! need help :3
hello again peops !

so im finally upgrading my pc a little more

i havnt upgraded my graphics card ever since i got it gifted 2014 which is the 970

i currently have a ryzen 5 2600 (got it last year december) x470 gaming pro carbon MB with 16gb ram (also last year december)
my current games range from assasins creed odyssey where i get like 30 to 40 fps (soon valhalla which i want to have good performance on ) to witcher 3 and so on meaning i enjoy triple A games
my question now is what would be the better upgrade for me ? i could get the 2060 which was also recommended to me

or should i upgrade my cpu and would achieve much more through that ? like lets say going to the ryzen 7 3700x

thanks in adcance for reading! hope i can get some advice <3
Ziadul87 September 07, 2019
Even without XMP, it should run at 2k+ mhz. Try all XMP profiles (if there are multiple profiles).
My RAM runs at 2133mhz without XMP. It's arvertised as 2400mhz but my Mobo won't support it.

Btw, what's it say about RAM speed in CPU-Z?
Regev July 27, 2020
Which of these is the best CPU+cooler+motherboard combo?
Hey guys!

So, I got a 1TB NVMe, a 700W Platinum+ SFX-L, and a kit of 32GB 3200. Thanks to your advice, I was gonna get the i9-9900 (at 50% off from a family member working for Intel), but when I went to find an ITX motherboard the only one I found in my country that can sustain an i9 is the Phantom, which costs $258. I also read that I'd need to buy a cooler cause the Intel 9th gen stock one sucks, so it's another $59 for the L12S.

I'm reconsidering options before ordering. Here are possible combinations I found (all with mITX motherboards). I do not need a video card at all, it's purely for productivity uses (lots of text, very heavy browser use, web developing, and some programming). When necessary, I factored in the cheapest 1030 that I found. Also, I used the stock cooler (hope it's enough) on all builds (except the 9900). Listed in order of price:

  • Ryzen 5 3400G = $271 (B350) or $301 (B450)
  • i3 10100 = $300 (B460) or $336 (Z490)
  • i5 10400 = $390 (B460) or $426 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700 = $396 (B350) or $427 (B450) or $497 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600 = $402 (B350) or $419 (B450) or $493 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10500 = $412 (B460) or $448 (Z490)
  • i5 10600 = $427 (B460) or $463 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700X = $430 (B350) or $461 (B450) or $531 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600X = $432 (B350) or $463 (B450) or $533 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10600K = $482 (B460) or $518 ( Z490)
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT = $490 (B350) or $521 (B450) or $591 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 7 3700X = $529 (B350) or $560 (B450) or $630 (X470/B550)
  • i7 10700 = $568 (B460) or $604 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800X = $574 (B350) or $605 (B450, $675 (X470/B550)
  • i9 9900 = $590 (50% off on CPU, pricey Z390 + Noctua L12S)
  • i7 10700K = $628 (B460) or $664 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800XT = $653 (B350) or $684 (B450) or $754 (X470/B550)
  • Which configuration gives the best bang for the buck for the uses I listed (without suffering any productivity setback)? Still the i9?

    Thanks <3
    Karadjgne December 26, 2012
    Things take time. It takes a cpu a certain amount of time to render anything, game frame, web page etc. A stronger cpu can do things in less time as it has more available resources to work with. A 3700x might render a page in 1 second, a 3400G might take 2 seconds. To a cpu that's a huge improvement, massive really. To you, you blinked and it was over with. Can't really say just exactly how much of a difference there is on such a small scale. But when it comes to large scale, that's a different story. Play gta5 on a 3400G and 3700x, there's a fps difference, then add in streaming and the 4 cores of the 3400G just got swamped and fps drops like a bad habit. The 8/16 of the 3700x doesn't even blink.

    Mmorpgs online are even worse. All that AI can be seriously detrimental to fps. I play swtor and in single player ultra have no issues on an i7-3770K with getting 90fps+. 8man op and I'm into 60-90fps range, 16man op and I'm averaging 30fps with all cpu details disabled/min and a 24man world boss fight is miserable at 5-10fps and everything disabled. Just way too much, too intensive, too cpu challenging for even a 8thread i7 at 4.6GHz to handle. 3400G will be far worse as it has no Lcache and not nearly the same resources, even if it does have better IPC. Fastest runner in the world is useless if he has a ball and chain around 1 ankle. Make him stronger, make the chain longer and he'll just lick it up and run.

    B450m-H is a value motherboard. More tailored towards the 3600 or lesser cpus. It'll handle a 3700x just fine under normal circumstances, but Ryzens are dynamic cpus, they boost according to voltages, temps, loads. With no heatsink the VRM's will run hotter and will limit the boosting ability of the cpu. They won't overheat, but instead of seeing nice high boosts, you'll be relegated to more minimal boosts. The cpu will protect itself and the motherboard from excessive power draws.
    Luigimon July 25, 2020
    FPS spike drops (144 -> 1) for 2-3secs every 1-2mins everywhere
    So this is my problem, I've been struggling since a couple of months ago trying to fix this issue and now I'm on a dead end, because I've pretty much changed all my hardware except for the hard drives and GPU, I took my pc to a computer shop so they could find the root, but at the end they told me that gpu wasn't the problem because they tested it in another pc and it worked fine, so that left me to change the PSU, same problem, then I changed the mobo, cpu and ram but still have the same problem, I also bought an m2 which will arrive on Tuesday because right now I have an SSD and I'm not sure if may be damaged.

    I have posted some videos on these links to show how exactly my fps issue is showing in any game:
    SOT: View:

    Lol #1: View:

    Lol #2: View:

    This is what I've done so far trying to fix this:
    1- Uninstall all video drivers using DDU and reinstalling.
    2- Going back to a previous nvidia driver.
    3- Sfc scan, defragmentation, disck checkUps.
    4- Replacing cables from/to psu
    5- Fresh clean install of windows.
    6- Tested other games and they do have the same problem
    7- Even in windows when I'm typing this post there are some little freeze spikes where it doesn't show what I'm typing until a couple seconds later.
    8- Video benchmarking using FurMark & Unigine Heaven Benchmark, no issues at all it never goes down to 30-40fps on extreme graphics, 50-60fps on ultra.
    9- Replace mobo, cpu and ram.
    10- All heating temperatures doesn't go beyond 60C (Cpu, ram, gpu, mobo, chipset)
    11- Enable DCOP (XMP on Intel) which changed the mhz of my RAM to 3200

    I think that's pretty much it, I have no more ideas on what to do to fix this. Does anyone have experienced/solved a problem like this?

    These are my specs:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor, 3593 Mhz
    MotherBoard: ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI)
    GPU: Asus Rog Strix RTX2060 6G
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4 3200mhz
    PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850w G2
    SDD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III
    Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG278Q, 27-Inch, G-Sync 144hz (DisplayPort)
    Windows 10 Pro
    Luigimon July 25, 2020
    I was able to fix it after reading a lot of forums, one of them were saying that it have background images as SlideShow every 1 min, which is exactly how I had it. Believe it or not, I changed it to 1 day and I no longer have fps drops in my games.
    yerjam July 24, 2020
    Is my 3700x faulty? Dual channel memory not working, code "0d". Tried almost everything.
    Hello everyone, I have a feeling there's something wrong with my new CPU. Here are my system specs:
    • CPU: AMD 3700x
    • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact, X570
    • RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16 (CMT32GX4M2C3200C16)
    • PSU: Corsair SF750 80 Plus Platinum
    • GPU: EVGA GTX1070 FTW
    The issue is the system does not POST with dual channel RAM, but it does with RAM in one slot. POST state LEDs light up yellow indicating DRAM fault. I get a POST code error readout of "0d". I have made a post about this issue on another forum and didn't get anywhere. Initially I suspected a faulty motherboard DIMM slot but I have replaced the motherboard and have the same issue. Then I thought it could be the RAM so I got a new set and still have the same issue.

    Here is everything I have tried:
    • System boots with RAM only in slot A1.
    • System does not boot with RAM only in slot B1 or with RAM in both slots.
    • The RAM in question is on the QVL.
    • I have made sure all PSU cables are secured correctly at both ends.
    • I have checked the CPU for bent pins; there aren't any I can see.
    • I have reseated the CPU and rebuilt the system a few times.
    • I have loosened the CPU cooler screws a little (I've heard this can help)
    • I have updated the BIOS to the latest version, didn't work with original BIOS or new one.
    • I have adjusted the RAM speed in the BIOS to match the speed rated on the modules.
    • Tried with DOCP enabled and disabled
    • I have replaced the motherboard, same issue.
    • I have replaced the RAM, same issue.
    • I have played around with some BIOS settings, including RAM voltage. Nothing seems to work. I have cleared CMOS and power cycled and few times, and nothing.
    • I do not have another CPU to try.
    All brand new parts apart from the video card. I have tried everything I can think of and getting nowhere. The last thing left is to replace the CPU, but I want to know if there's anything else I can try, I'm going crazy here.

    Everything else is working correctly with one RAM module installed. No other issues.

    Edit: If anyone finds this post in the future, my problem ended up being a faulty CPU. Got it exchanged and everything is running fine.
    yerjam September 09, 2012
    If anyone finds this post in the future, my problem ended up being a faulty CPU. Got it exchanged and everything is running fine.
    44toudy44 July 21, 2020
    Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC vs. MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus
    Hello friends, I'm upgrading my PC. Going to get Ryzen 7 3700X. I wanted to buy motherboard Gigabyte but I get advice in shop to look also onto MSI. In my country (Slovakia) they cost almost same (5 euros less for MSI)
    What's your opinion which one will be better? I'm not planning to use more than one GPU, I have one HDD and one SSD. I'm planning to get later (maybe for christmas) one NVMe SSD. What do you think is better for same price? B550 or X570 ? thanks a lot
    Math Geek October 15, 2014
    i don't see much of a difference between them really. they both have a decent amount of fan headers and pretty much the same power delivery. usb ports are about the same as well. you get pcie 4.0 either way as well. at this point for me, it comes down to looks. which looks better to you?

    i have the b450 aorus pro wifi and love it. plenty of fan headers and lots of rgb headers if your into that stuff. only thing i did not like was the built in wifi. it is very slow and should be a lot better for the money. so if you plan on using it, know you're probably going to want a better card or dongle to be happy with wifi.

    you won't go wrong with either choice really.
    MatthewPav July 18, 2020
    Is the Dark Rock Slim good enough for the Ryzen 7 3700x?
    Want to use this cooler because it has good RAM clearance but don't know if its good enough. No overclocking.
    Ralsei October 01, 2018
    Yes, it'll work just fine.
    JC11 July 18, 2020
    Need your thoughts on buying Ryzen CPU's
    Hello All,

    Need your advice. I live in India and because of COVID, the prices have increased. The Ryzen 5 CPU 3600 sells at 226$ and Ryzen 7 CPU2700 sells at 194$. I was also looking at 3700x which sells at 387$. The b550 tomahawk motherboard sells at 227$ and b450 pro carbon ac at 170$. I was actually planning to buy 3600 but since the next-gen console runs at 8 cores so I was thinking of investing in 8 core CPU to future proof myself.

    Please let me know whether I should wait for the price drop or go with 2700 or wait for Ryzen 4000 series. I usually don't upgrade my CPU often so please consider that too.
    madmatt30 January 01, 2013
    Honestly depends on your budget.

    The 2700 is still a good cpu, and will last years performance wise.

    I'm running a gen 1 ryzen 1700 (early adopter) , it does everything I need it do and I honestly don't see myself replacing it for at least 5 years.

    At those prices the 2700 and b450 pro carbon still make sense imo.

    Especially if it leaves more budget for the rest of the components.
    user.anonymous July 17, 2020
    Should I use both ports to install my graphics card?
    Recently, I have built a pc and I have been having trouble connecting the display. I figured out there wasn’t anything wrong with the DP or monitor after some trial and error and switching out many cables/etc so right now, my thought is this:

    My graphics card comes with two fans and two ports. One port is able to hold eight pins while the other only holds six pins. Before, I was only using one port which was the eight-pin port to connect the graphics card to the PSU. I was curious to know whether or not it would be a good idea to use both ports. My concern here is that the second cable for my graphics card can hold up to eight pins but it is a divided cable, so six pins can be plugged in while two extra pins just aren’t plugged into anything. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to use this cable because I fear it will cause damage to my MB or other components of the build. Any thoughts? Is this unheard of? (see specs below)

    The reason I am considering using both ports is because I was told that the reason my display isn’t setting up is because I’m only using half my wattage. I have 550 watts in total but it was theorized to me that only having one port connected to the PSU uses only half of the power so in reality I would be using 275 watts which is clearly an uneven power distribution within the build. Not sure how true this is but it made sense to me at least.

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
    MB: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Motherboard (AMD AM4, PCIe 4.0, DDR4, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI, ATX)
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz C16 DDR4 DRAM Memory Kit – Black
    SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (MZ-V7S500B/AM)
    GPU (graphics): EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER XC GAMING, 8GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans, RGB LED, Metal Backplate, 08G-P4-3162-KR
    Case: Phanteks Pro M Series (PH-ES515PTG_BK) Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case, Black
    HDD: WD Blue 2TB PC Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD10EZEX
    Keyboard: Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard – IP42 Dust and Water Resistance – 6 Programmable Macro Keys – Dedicated Media Keys - Detachable Palm Rest Included
    PC: Dell Computer Ultrasharp U2415 24.0-Inch Screen LED Monitor, Black
    PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3, 80 Plus Gold 550W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 7 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G3-0550-Y1

    hang-the-9 March 25, 2010
    You not only should consider using both power ports, if you want the card to work properly and prevent damage to it, you NEED to use both power ports. If the card did not need both to be used the vendor would not have put them there. It's not an optional thing. Reading the card specs and instructions is a good idea before installing things.

    You also have some odd idea about the power from the PSU to the system, not really sure what your thoughts are there about only using half the power to the system and uneven distribution. If you have a 550 watt power supply that does not mean you want the system to be drawing that power the whole time, in fact that would be very bad. That rating is the max power output that PSU will give to your components, you should have about a 25% buffer or better between what your PSU max wattage is and what your components need at full load.

    UNDEADWARRIOR76 July 14, 2020
    MSI RTX 2070 Super Ventus OC coil whine randomly starts after a month of use
    Ive had my MSI 2070 super ventus oc for a month now and havent heard a peep. Now suddenly as I start a LEGO game, it starts to coil whine and now does it for all my games. I've heard of it being an immediate out of the box thing, but is it starting after a month normal?

    PC Specs:
    CPU: Ryzen 3700x
    GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Super Ventus OC
    RAM: G.Skill Trident z 3600
    PSU: EVGA 1200 P2 (I know its overkill, long story)
    MoBo: MSI X570 UNIFY
    CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15
    Case: Corsair 760t Graphite
    keith12 August 08, 2008
    Sometimes the coil whine can be related to the PSU.

    It's typically caused by vibrations in the inductors on GPU's as the current switches very frequently.

    It's still covered under warranty, I'd just go RMA it straight away.

    List your full PC spec.

    There are lots of threads online with similar problems for 2070 owners.

    Edit: Came across this on EVGA's website:
    C_Bernard July 14, 2020
    Problem turning PC on.
    Hello there. I'm new here, so, thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

    I am having a small problem but that bugs me quite a bit. If I completely power off the computer, when I am trying to turn it on, it won't turn on the first time I press the power button, instead the front Led panel of the rig witll turn on for a second and then turn off immediately, just like when you unplug the PC and press the power button to discharge the remaining electricity. Then if I press the button again it will turn on normally. And then if I put the PC on rest mode, if I try to wake it up right away it will, but after a couple of minutes or maybe an hour or so, if I try to wake it by clicking on the mouse or pressing a key, the same thing will happen, the front LED will flash and the computer won't wake. I have to press the power button after that to wake it properly. It's the only problem I'm having but it seems oddly specific.

    I don't know if my specs will help with this but here they are anyway:

    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.59 GHz,
    32 GB RAM
    Cougar CMX 850 power supply
    Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 240
    GPU NVidia RTX 2080 SUPER
    ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard

    All of it inside a Cougar case.