We would expect these 65W chips not to blaze a trail in the light-load PiFast test. Looking at where they are more impressive, the 2700 is nearly as fast as the 1800X. Our logs showed that it maintained a solid 3,420MHz all-core load, cooled by a massive Noctua heatsink. Ryzen 5 1600, running at an average 3,730MHz under the pump, is no shrinking violet. It is a different multi-core league to the Intel Core i7-6700K - a chip considered the best mainstream solution of its day.