Price at time of Review: $329.99-$499.99 on Newegg and Amazon
WHAT WE LIKED:
Great Multi Thread performance, Solid Gaming Performance, Nice Overclocking room on 1700, Easy clock adjustment with Ryzen Master, Price, Power Efficiency, Experience!!!
WHAT WE DISLIKED:
Near Heart Attack levels of Excitement
Don't let negative vibes fool you. AMD has released an excellent design that far surpasses what the release was like of the FX-8350 years ago. If it wasn't for Ryzen 5, I'd tell everyone to get a Ryzen 7 1700. If you can use 8 cores though, you should still get a 1700!
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We’ve finally made it to this historic day here at Pureoverclock! It doesn’t matter whether we’re AMD fanboys or not, we’ve all been waiting for Ryzen to show up because even if we don’t plan to buy a chip any time soon, the CPU market has gone way too long without competition. Nearly four years ago, AMD released their last major high end release in the FX-9590. Even then, this was nothing more than a factory overclock of the 8350 that released in 2012. Shortly after, we started hearing that team Red was going to be dropping out of the high-end CPU race, while considering focusing their resources on APUs, consoles and mobile. I remember this time vividly and felt a sense of dread thinking about what would happen to the enthusiasts market if we only had one option.
Thankfully, Lisa Su became CEO of AMD in 2014. It was during this time that I saw liquid cooling bundles added to the 9000 series chips, better designs on the array of included stock coolers, optimized releases of the 8000 series chips that included better clockspeeds at the same pricing, and the best news of all, the announcement of a new CPU architecture being designed named “Zen.” Everything Su has done for the company has built my hype for this moment and this review is going to determine whether she reaches “hero” status in my book or not. So without further ado, let’s get ready to enter into one of the greatest moments in my reviewing history. Welcome, to Ryzen 7!!! Actually, let’s look at a core statement from AMD, THEN we’ll look at the Ryzen 7 series, including the 1800X, 1700X and 1700.
Needless to say I love computer hardware. With my reviews, I never forget what it's like trying to find parts on a tight budget and how excited I am about any new component I get my hands on. If there was a good effort in the design, then I'll find a reason why each component is great for someone!