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Pros: Stock cooler can get you to 3.6-3.7Ghz and be quiet doing so, just stay around 1.2-1.25V on the wraith cooler, set the fan on the heat-sink to 75% you will not even hear it and I’m picky about sound as an owner of only Noctua fans. Also the wraith cooler looks cool too.
Don’t even bother buying a separate cooler if you are happy with a 3.6-3.7ghz OC if you want to push this chip to 3.8-3.9 you have to jump the voltage from 1.25V to something like 1.35V-1.4V or even higher meaning you need a beast cooler to keep temps low for a small difference. In my opinion money would be better spent on 3200mhz memory
Talking about memory speeds with Ryzen the infinity fabric is tied to it and having 3200mhz memory is a massive improvement over let’s say 2133mhz, there is a video on YouTube comparing 2133 to 3200mhz and the difference is huge in the GTA5 benchmark during the city part it was a 40FPS improvement. I personally see a decent improvement using faster memory in games mainly.
This 8 core rips through my encodes at basically twice the speed as my older 4790K
If you are a user who streams and games at the same time this CPU is for you same if you run multiple tabs in chrome and run a video in the background while you also game this CPU is for you
Cons: IPC is still lower then Intel’s but they are getting close
Massive voltage wall I mean 3.6ghz at 1.15V stable but to get to 3.9ghz I need 1.35V, 4.0ghz would probably need 1.5V as its not even stable enough to run Cinebench at 4.0 at 1.425V
Would love to see higher overclocks as that would make Amd more competitive in gaming towards Intel which is the only area this CPU doesn’t beat the comparable I7 in.
Overall Review: The 7700K is already running at its full potential in games the Ryzen 1700 isn’t. Most games still only use 2-4 cores heavily and the rest of the cores are below 20% usage. Directx12 and Vulkan API changes this and games being made on modern engines such as the unreal engine 4 or frostbite 3 engine already take advantage of multiple cores same as the Disrupt engine that is being used for watch dogs 2. Engines such as the DUNIA are outdated and perform worse on even Intel’s higher-end 6 and 8 core at the same frequency as their 7700K.
7700K isn’t a bad CPU though but even Intel knows they can’t just keep improving IPC by 3% each generation and that is why they are giving users more cores with coffee-lake.
Amd really is back and this isn’t bulldozer or piledriver when a program can only use 2 cores it’s still darn fast and faster than sandy-ivy bridge IPC. Dolphin emulator at the same frequency of sandy-ivy is 20% faster on Ryzen but still below Haswell.
I owned in the past years a Athlon II x4,-Phenom II x6,- FX 8350, 4790K, and now this Ryzen 1700
Sadly, Amd’s IPC basically didn’t move much from the Athlon II x4 to the 8350 maybe 20% at the max which is why the 8350 could barely take an I3 in gaming unless the game scaled to 8 cores. But with Ryzen Amd really did improve IPC and I really hope they keep focusing on improving IPC instead of pure frequency and adding more cores.
Also, the reports of this being a bad CPU for gaming makes me kind of laugh as its always better than a I5 in modern games I mean look at digital foundry’s video of comparing a Ryzen 1600 OC to 4.0Ghz and I5 OC to 5Ghz the Ryzen 1600 beats it. That is over modern games already using 6 cores or more. What happens when games start using 8 cores?
Pros: Excellent multithreaded performance for workstation applications. As a sports photographer, I use RawTherapee to process dozens or hundreds of high-resolution raw images and this processor blasts through the job. It's about twice as fast in batch image processing as my Haswell (4th generation) Core i7 laptop, and the image preview updates much faster than before as I work on each image. When every second counts, this processor delivers.
Gaming performance in the latest titles is excellent, too. Assassin's Creed Origins is highly multithreaded and very CPU-intensive, and the Ryzen 7 1800X runs it like a champ. DOOM runs beautifully, too, with the Ryzen never skipping a beat when the action gets intense.
Even in day-to-day tasks like Web browsing and email, Ryzen delivers superb responsiveness and performance. Web pages load quickly, applications start up fast, and the system never feels like it's starved for CPU power.
Very efficient at full load. The 95W TDP is consistent with my system's observed power draw under load. It's quite remarkable what AMD has achieved.
Even in the face of Intel's new 6-core Coffee Lake (8th generation Core) processors, the Ryzen 7 1800X delivers great value for money. While AMD has processors that can deliver even better value when overclocked, if you need every last bit of performance, this chip is your best bet.
Cons: Single-threaded performance can be higher. Ryzen suffers from both lower IPC and lower clock frequency than Intel's processors, and this can hurt performance in some games and applications. If you play games that are very sensitive to frame rates, like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you might want to pick a high-clocked Intel processor instead. This is generally not an issue with newer, more heavily threaded games, especially at higher resolutions.
Ryzen processors tend to have limited overclocking potential. I was unable to get a Prime95 stable 4.00 GHz overclock at 1.4125V, and I'm not willing to push the voltage much further than that. It'll probably do 3.95 GHz at a reasonable voltage, but that's not as good as I'd like it to be. It also could not run my 2x16GB DDR4-3200 memory faster than 2933 MHz. Perhaps another sample would perform better.
Also, my chip is affected by the segfault bug, with a week 8 manufacturing date. It isn't a particularly serious problem for me but it might coax me to upgrade sooner than I otherwise would.
Overall Review: This is my first fully-custom PC build, meant to be a high-end system with emphasis on long-term performance and upgradeability. Here are the specs:
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
- ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme motherboard
- Corsair H100i v2 liquid cooler with AM4 retention kit
- G.SKILL Ripjaws V 2x16GB DDR4-3200 memory
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite Gaming graphics card
- 1 TB Samsung SSD 960 PRO for boot and applications
- 1 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD for bulk storage
- Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W power supply
- Corsair Graphite 760T case
Pros: overclocked straight to 4.0 GHz out of the box.
Cons: No cooler included but it's normal for unlocked CPUs
Overall Review: I came from an i7 7700k to this and was not disappointed. May become an AMD fanboy.
Pros: My old Intel just couldn't cut it anymore, she got old, slow, and was only with me for my money. Since breaking up with Intel I found a new gal; AMD. A cheap date that can performs great, and since switching I have a lot more headroom. You can fool around with her settings and she doesn't mind, and she's stable when pushed to her limits. 7/7 best I've ever had.
Overall Review: Stable at 3.8 GHz on the stock cooler while drawing less than 90 watts. Damn good chip.
Pros: -Multitasking, multitasking, multitasking. Ryzen's 8 core CPU's can handle many intensive processes at once, which is ideal for content creation.
-Faster Encryption, Encoding, and Streaming. Streaming high-end video games is a breeze. Fully capable of producing lagless 1080p plus streams, provided you have good upload speeds as well.
-I have heard that out of the Ryzen 7's, the 1700 benefits more from air cooling because of where its cores are. I don't have a 1700x or 1800x to compare it to, but the numbers are impressive on my air cooled system.Under load, temps stay below 60 degrees Celsius while overclocked. (Cryorig H7 Air Cooler)
-Price to Performace is well worth it
Cons: -Looking at the numbers, the 1700's Intel equivalent does out perform Ryzen in 1080 and 4K gaming, but the difference is minimal. Additionally, that edge seems to disappear when multitasking, like rendering and encoding while streaming all at the same time.
-Performance is dependent on fast RAM. It would be a waste to get this without RAM that can keep up. But if you're overclocking your CPU, it should be a given that you should overclock the RAM as well.
Overall Review: -Although this is an 8-core system, a lot of software does not utilize all 8-cores. But, this does not mean 4 cores are never used. While watching my system, I've noticed some processes are handled by the last 4 cores, especially when the first 4 are under load.
-Interesting to note while writing this, I have about 6 simple apps running, and 62 background processes (normal/not very intensive processes). However the first core is hovering around 15% load, the second around 5%, and the other six bouncing between 0-1%. Overall an interesting way Ryzen shares the work with its cores.
-As an example of its multitasking power, I have unknowingly started multiple instances of high intensive games (because I impatiently clicked too many times and desperately need to install an SSD) like Arma 3, GTA 5, PUBG, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. But, while in game, I never even noticed because the system still ran seamlessly. It actually becomes a problem because I forget to close games sometimes, and will start up an entirely different game on top of the other, and still have an unnoticeable difference.
Pros: -8 core, high clock and half the price of Intel.
-Runs cool after consideration of the 20C temp displacement.
Cons: -Harder to OC and RAM dependent. Best i can do it without significant tinkering is 2666mhz on DD4 2x16gig.
Overall Review: -My first build has been Athlon... Then i went to Core 2 Quad, i7-860, i7-4790k. Been stuck on quad core for many year (boring). Since i do a lot of multi-thread programming and simulation for finance, the 8-core is the buck bang for the buck compared to high core Xeons. I can build faster systems with half the cost.
Ryzen 7 1800x
Asus Crosshair VI Hero
600Q Corsair Carbide
GTX970 (going to 1080ti once it is out)
960 Pro M2 NVme
Mugen 4 Cooler
Ripjaw V G.Skill 2x16gig 3200mhz (can only OC to 2666mhz :() 14-14-14-14-34
750 EVGA Modular Platinum
My build used premium parts. I can probably shave $300+ by changing out the M2 NVme to a cheaper brand, 1700x, smaller powersupply, cheaper ram and cheaper motherboard. I was just too excited for the AMD chip after 10 years out of it :).
Low power consumption
Cons: Only thing bad is due to it's different design and strengths software companies need to learn to work with it.
Overall Review: This processor works with windows 7 completely fine but if your motherboard doesn't have any old USB 2.0 ports you will need to get a really old keyboard or use a automated installer to install windows 7. After you install the drivers for your motherboard you will be fine.
Again, windows 7 doesn't have USB 3.0 drivers built in, so while installing you need either a really old PS/2 keyboard or an automated windows installer.
Pros: -cool and quiet (never breaks 65c @ 1.365v @ 4ghz on a Noctua NH-D15)
-FAST (just as fast at encoding and compiling as my 2670v3 workstation)
-Excellent for gaming (outclasses the 6700k it replaced in 1% and .1% lows)
-Great overclocker (managed 4ghz @ 1.365v 48 hour prime95 stable could probably go higher if i wanted to)
Cons: -immature platform (finicky memory compatibility for high clocks and limited motherboard selection. Bios updates REQUIRED when you are building a new system). Nothing out of the ordinary for a new architecture.