AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅02-04-17

If outright gaming performance is what you are looking for when looking at a Ryzen 7 CPU, it is easy to misunderstand what you are looking at. Most games right now aren't optimised for this many CPU threads, and the ones that are will likely show a significant advantage. However, if you are looking for a multi-tasking monster out-the-box, Ryzen 1700X, sits at a hugely affordable price point with an army of horses lying in wait. Out the box performance (generally) is where you would expect between the 1700/1800X, though there are some inconsistencies showing, specifically with the 1800X which may be down to some improvements/optimisations which will mean that we will have to revisit and update our 1800X performance.

If you do not intend to overclock the 1700X, your experience will improve with additional cooling thanks to the core boost and XFR technology, giving a huge boost in performance over the base frequencies. Though overclockers may find that the additional cost over the 1700 may not yield the results they would like as they may be binned rather similarly, while the top binned CPUs are likely reserved for the 1800X. Despite that, we were thoroughly impressed with the power usage and thermal performance considering the overclock we achieved. Thus making the 1700X one hell of a CPU. Prosumers, content creators, and anyone that uses their PC for more than just casual gaming and Netflix can be confident that you will be surprised by the performance and price of the Ryzen 7 1700X.

The 1700X with its 3.4GHz base-clock along with AMDs Precision Boost and XFR technology, users can experience high performance computing at a very competitive price point.

+ High performance
+ 8/16 cores threads
+ Easy to overclock
+ Sense MI technologies (XFR)
+ Very competitive price
+ Supplied with RGB LED cooler
+ Competitive Performance-per-watt

- The 1700 may be better value for the enthusiast

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