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Ryzen has finally arrived! The 1800X and 1700X perform admirably, give users more cores and threads than ever before, and have some extremely competitive price points. The top CPU SKUs don't overclock quite as well, but the 1700 is a great value that can be set to much higher than it's base frequencies. Great job AMD!
I know, this isn’t the full Ryzen 7 review yet, but I couldn’t wait to post this. Also, I needed to make sure this video was uploaded at 60 FPS since all of my other review videos upload at 30. This could be the biggest win AMD has with this release and that’s saying a ton since Ryzen already has some other big wins. The full review is coming very soon with all of the testing phases having been completed, but there’s still some writing, shooting and editing that needs to be finished. Check out the video below to see how AMD lived up to their claims that Ryzen 7 would be an excellent CPU for streamers and we’ll be back with even more review details soon!
Aorus makes a huge splash for Gigabyte by offering RGB lighting never before seen in the motherboard market. On top of that, the Z270 motherboard does a great job of overclocking the Intel 7700K CPU. Oh, and if you want amazing sound card quality audio, the Gaming 7 is the motherboard for you.
Introduction It’s finally here! We’ve waited, literally for years for this day to arrive and now we finally get to see what AMD has to show for years of hard work and engineering. Unfortunately for Ryzen, the internet can be a harsh and unforgiving place, so it has to be at the top of it’s game in order to save itself from crucifixion. Here at PureOC AMD, gave us the chance to review Ryzen and provided numerous samples for us to put through the paces. This isn’t the review, but since the time it will take to publish that will be a little bit longer, we figured we’d start with a bit of a preview for launch day. In this preview, we’ll mostly talk about first impressions, but there will be a few benchmarks to begin comparing with as well. I also want to talk about the experience. Raw performance numbers should never be overlooked, but building computers is about so much more than numbers for many people out there. Let’s go ahead and begin with some thoughts on how the Ryzen experience felt at first, then bring a few comparitive benchmarks, and finish off with initial thoughts on whether AMD has succeeded with their Ryzen 7 series or not. In this particular preview, we start with the Ryzen 7 1800X and the Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 motherboard, but our reviews will also cover the 1700X, 1700 and Asus Crosshair VI Hero motherboad. Let’s continue on page 2.
GeIL found a way to add RGB lighting to memory without affecting it's clockspeeds. The Evo X does require an extra cable connection, but it makes a nice addition to the build. While the stock speeds are great, there's little overclocking room and the red switch stands out a bit too much, though it's easily removed.
Every gamer needs a good gaming chair, but most chairs are way too expensive. OPSeat is changing the market with the Master Series. The tall back and straight sitting position is much better for ergonomics. It may not be the most comfortable chair, but it's well worth the price.
The Revolution DUO feels like a great unit in quality. The dual fan does well and while smaller fans tend to be noisier, Enermax's control knob can completely mitigate the noise. The cable sleeve looks good, but it doesn't hid colors at the ends before going into the connector. No modular = no good.
You might think a company that isn't known for audio would have trouble making a great headset and you'd be wrong. EpicGear brings amazing additions to the market with the Thunderouz and Melodiouz. The former has a built in amplifier, great for bass and sound stage, while the Melodiouz has surprising audio for earbuds.
The Zora isn't much to look at by itself, but the price and performance make it a very compelling option for a gaming mouse. The Skorpios Bungee looks cool, but is more suited to those who have little desk space. EpicGear shows they want to compete with the market if they can keep up their momentum.
GeIL brings RGB to DDR4 with some decent RAM sticks. The high stock clock speeds are great, but don't expect much for overclocking. Some boards might have compatibility issues, but most systems should be fine if they're meant o run high end memory. The red switch stands out a bit.
Getting a mechanical keyboard is the first step to better gaming. Finding a keyboard that lowers reaction time is better and that's exactly what the EpicGear Defiant does. Their MMS Keyswitches have a low actuation point making them great competitive online matches.
NZXT blew the doors open with an excellently designed RGB fan. The Aer has intricate control through CAM software and the air flow is adequate for case or radiator use. It would be easy to say NZXT has a perfect product on their hands, but all that bling will cost you some bling.
Gaming and ergonomics aren't commonly put together with gaming mice. Fnatic is challenging the idea with the Clutch G1. As much time as gamers spend with a mouse, the Clutch makes a lot of sense and does a good job of bringing comfort to a players hand.
The introduction of Tempered Glass has brought some new price premiums to cases. The Assa Titan 240 chassis tries to combat that with a very budget friendly case. Overall, the case is easy to build in and it looks really good in comparison to similar ones. The top radiator bracket could use a bit more space.
As of the time of release, NZXT has the best RGB lighting a CPU cooler can offer on the market. The Kraken X62 also offers excellent cooling performance without sacrificing noise levels. It does have a high price tag though and relies heavily on software control for cooling and lighting.