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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:04 am

Today marks AMD’s grand re-entry to the high-end processor market after abandoning it years ago when they found that they were no longer competitive in that market. AMD exiting the high performance desktop computing market was a shock to many and it left Intel Corporation with no competition. With Intel left all alone in the desktop processor market it has allowed them to dominate the ever growing PC market. While AMD turned tail and left the market they went back to the drawing board and came up with a new ‘clean-sheet’ x86 microarchitecture design called ‘Zen’. AMD Ryzen processors will be released in three series; Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 1700 are being released today and are $300+ processors that each are 8-core, 16-thread parts.

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Re: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review

Postby KnightRid » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:18 am

AMD Ryzen Stack photo is disappointing as it seems the only CPU to really blow Intel away in price is the highest end 1800X. 1700X is ok at $40 but the 1700 is only $20. For $20 or $40 it doesn't make me sit up and say WOW AMD is back with a vengeance. The 1800X does....still reading the review though ;)

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After reading the whole review I do see how price/performance is a bit better in most cases with ALL the cpus and really shines with the 1800X due to the price point being half of Intel's counterpart. I do not understand why the driver was not ready at launch. I mean, people see the first numbers and go, ok it's not bad, when with the drivers it could be a HUGE game changer...maybe.....who knows if it is just a lot of hot air until they (the drivers) are actually released. It is unfinished yet pushed out to meet a deadline, that's a shame. Also the 1080P gaming debacle is just sad. Sweet spot for gaming is still 1080P - http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/ - so shouldn't they have focused on that?

I would still be happy buying one of them as I don't game much on the computer anymore (ps3 and ps4 for most of my gaming) and it is a nice price point for performance.

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Re: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review

Postby sbohdan » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:04 pm

It seems there is not much room for overclocking, as AMD pushed their new CPU's pretty much to the limit, so this should also be considered, as intels are good OC'ers.
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Re: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:03 pm

sbohdan wrote:It seems there is not much room for overclocking, as AMD pushed their new CPU's pretty much to the limit, so this should also be considered, as intels are good OC'ers.


Yup, why I left the Intel Core i7-7700K in there at 5.1GHz.

I just put up an article with Ryzen 7 at 4.0 GHz on all cores - http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-ryzen-7 ... sor_192191
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