AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Review

Is the Ryzen 1700 a bargain 8 Core CPU?


karma police says:

1700 is same price as 7700k…

Steven Waibel says:

You know if you get an Asus Crosshair VI board with a Ryzen 1700x with the new bios update, some1 has gotten their RAM up to 3600Mhz and it is on par with the 7700k in gaming benchmarks now. Just watched this the other day.


goodday quick question. what wud be a nice stable clock for the ryzen 7 1700 cpu using the nouctua nh-d14 cpu cooler? am planning to use the asrock gaming 7 pro motherboard?

Surpuppa says:

I have a few questions about overclocking:
Does XFR work when overclocking?
Does the frequency change or does it always run at the target speed?

other tomperson says:

The 1800X needed to be like 4.1-4.4 GHz with the 1700(X) being exactly where it is for the price difference to make any kind of sense. Maybe this will change when there have been enough produced that the 1700s will be genuinely binned and unable to OC beyond 3.7GHz.

It does bring in some perspective for everyone claiming that Intel aren’t innovating their manufacturing process, though, because comparing Kaby Lake to Ryzen gives some insight.

Dan says:

XFR seems like a bad thing at the moment then?

William Hutchison says:

It just dawned on me that 1700 could be a subtle jab at Intel for their $1700 6950x. probably not their intention but I thought it was funny

Skanic says:

I saw a bunch of videos where the Ryzen performed better than the 7700k just because of using ram speeds of 3400 mhz.

William Moore says:

The 1800X and 1700X Tctl (thermal control?) reading has a +20*C offset for “fan profiles” according to AMD. For whatever reason the offset wasn’t deemed necessary for the 1700. Motherboard manufacturers and monitoring software devs are still working out all the goofiness for temps and voltage read-outs. As far as I can see HWiNFO 5.47-3125 has most of the bugs worked out on my Asrock x370 Gaming Professional.

Rowan Vermeulen says:

What bios did you use? A new bios just released for this motherboard

John Salinas says:

what case is that?

Jameo360 says:

Yay, finally someone who doesn’t use $$$ in their reviews!

Steveindajeep says:

looking forward to that 1700 guide you mentioned.

slipknot2k4 says:

I was about to start sucking random dicks to buy an intel processor till i saw the 1700 performs well. Guess i can breathe better now

Martin Olminkhof says:

i7 7700 vs Ryzen 7 1700?

glen lonnen says:

Did you not update the bios so that you can run the ram at higher speed? This significantly increases performance on ryzen due to the memory being also linked to the internal communication between the modules

Videocomputer says:

Hi, could you show us these modelcras bit more closely.

Morning Xanax says:

The 1600 and a b350 seems to be sweetspot for the fps per buck.

Gabriel Ueta says:

Do you have ancestors in Iran ???

Shambles1980TRealOne says:

I was fiddling arround with some web page that lets you pick parts and see rough cost and what performance MAY be on paper..

And these are the builds i came out with that cost the same and seem the most fair comparison:

Userbenchmark PC Build Comparison
Baseline Bench: Game 112%, Desk 102%, Work 110%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 £299
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 £489
SSD: Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB £175
HDD: WD Red Pro 3TB (2014) £248
RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB £140
MBD: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) £110
Total: £1,462

Alternative Bench: Game 116%, Desk 122%, Work 88%
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K £255
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 £489
SSD: Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB £120
HDD: WD Red Pro 3TB (2014) £248
RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB £140
Total: £1,452

Now If i wanted the Maximus VI for the AMD system it would cost £100 More than the intell build of similar performance.
but prices vary and take the costs with a pinch of salt as im not even sure where they get the prices from…
BUT i think if i was going to build a system for ~£1500-£1700 Which could do everything..
I think id end up building the AMD system above. + Good cooling.
With the above specs Both systems are more than capable of gaming The ability for gaming is close enough to call Even but,
the ability for the desktop is better for the intell “really who is gonna notice that though?” and the Work load ability of the AMD chip just makes it the over all winner..

Im only dissapointed in the need to buy a lower end “mid enthusiast” level board
BUT At price to performance both those systems are Damn near equall, and the intell system could drop in price if we used a lesser board, but the work rate will always favour the 1700.
To be honest if these 2 systems were for sale side by side I wouldnt be shocked if 50% of people chose the 1st one and the othet 50% chose the 2nd one..
The only thing that edges out the 1700 for me is the better workoad ability..

akula2shark says:


I’m not happy with you for this review, which is quite misleading to the potential AMD buyers. For God’s sake, Ryzen doesn’t perform bad in Gaming either in literal sense! Hence, stop uttering such words.

DotaGodTV says:

what took you so long to realize this dude? this topic has been going on from like a week ago?
love your channel always. and thanks for pointing it out. and on top of that the best part about 1700 for 1st time PC builder is you can OC with the RGB stock fan. that is like saving yourself another $200 for a liquid cooling system.
Just try and imagine all those 1st time PC builder this year, or people who wants to get a new rig.
The price for a work station class CPU + a flagship motherboard + a free stock cooler that is actually usable even for those OC enthusiast for like only how much money?
I’m saying this here because i want to tell you guys this shit have saved me around $2000 USD for the workstation build i need initially.
And all the extra money that i saved from this got me a new flagship gaming monitor + gtx1080 gpu + NVMe SSD + G.skill RGB ram. basicly i upgraded everything that i initially wanted to buy.
damn this shit is real nigga… thanks to AMD

Joel Gabriel says:

I mostly game and study, but I’m gonna build a 1700 system just so I can build an AMD system. Something I’d not done since 2010.

Fraser Cow says:

I would love to see a 1700 overclock guide on that board.

wakesake says:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 the cpu to get

ahmed Alghamdi says:

I would like to see overclocking 1700 on Asus crosshair VI hero motherboard with the required details.

Thank you so much.

Peter Jansen says:

An important omission of TTL, faster RAM speed makes a world of difference for gaminig on a Ryzen CPU. 3600 MHz gives a huge difference with 3200 MHz and most techtubers don’t pass the 3000 MHz, if they get up to there (some even 2600 MHz , on Asus motherboards). The 6900k beats the 7700k for many games, even with a 3.7 GHz in some cases. I disagree that the clock frequency is the problem, it mostly is about the Infinity Fabric which gets a much higher throughput when you use faster RAM (the speed of the RAM determines the speed of the IF, AMD has confirmed this). The reason that the EFI’s are fucked up at the moment is because they only got a few weeks of time to fix those while they are used to work a year on it before the launch. Patience, it will come.

Optilasgar says:

Please do the OC Guide using the C6H, as that’s my board of choice 😉

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