With suggested prices of $330 for the Ryzen 1700 and $400 for the 1700X, a lot of users are more curious about the performance of these two chips, especially with some sites reporting almost equal performance when these chips are overclocked. [H]ard|OCP tested both of these chips at the same clock speeds to see what performance differences there are between the two. As it turns out the only test which resulted in delta of 1% or more was WinRAR, all other tests showed a minuscule difference between the X and the plain old 1700. They are going to follow these findings up with more tests, once they source some CPUs from retail outlets to see if there are any differences there.
"So there has been a lot of talk about what Ryzen CPU do you buy? The way I think is that you want to buy the least expensive one that will give you the best performance. That is exactly what we expect to find out here today. Is the Ryzen 1700 for $330 as good as the $400 1700X, or even the $500 1800X? "
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X @ eTeknix
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ Kitguru
- Athlon X4 860K @ Hardware Secrets
- Intel 7th Generation Core i3 7350K Processor Review @ OCC
If you are a manual
If you are a manual overclocker the 1700 is the sweet spot, with the 1700X’s extra XFR above top boost range ability not giving very much extra performance currently(Unless some UEFI/BIOS, OS, or other AMD tweaking shows otherwise in some new benchmarks).
There will have to be more benchmarks after some games are optimized for Ryzen as well as any OS optimizations from the OS makers. But the 1700 at $330 and manually overclocked without using any auto XFR features will probably be the best value for some lucky golden 1700 samples users to get SKUs that can support any 4.0 GHz and above manual overclocking. The only down side is any warrenty voiding for any NON XFR controlled/managed “overclocking” with the traditional types of manual overclocking.
I’m waiting for any AMD/OS/Games tweaking and the rebenchmarking before I decide! But even that’s mostly because I’m also wating for the RX 480 prices to fall even more with the release of the RX 500 series Polaris refresh and Vega’s arrivial! That’s so I can get the best deals for a dual RX 480/Radeon 7 1700 based bargain system build. Add to that waiting some more time for the AM4 motherboard makers to come out with fixes/tweaks or even some new/better AM4/MB options.
“AMD’s Zen 2/Pinnacle Ridge
“AMD’s Zen 2/Pinnacle Ridge architecture is rumoured to be arriving in early 2018”
I’m starting to see Zen 2 runors flying about the interwebs! And also Windows 10 scheduler problems being blamed for some the current Ryzen generation’s gaming performance problems.
AMD sure hit the ground running with Zen/Ryzen!
Been checking few reviews
Been checking few reviews around the net.
The only weird result is WinRar. Any particular reason on the reason?