According to a report by Overclockers UK, $329 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 can compete with any high-performing processor from NVIDIA or AMD. Ryzen 7 1700, when coupled with an equally efficient motherboard, can even outmatch Ryzen 7 1800X, the best of the series. The test done by the OCUK team has revealed that octa-core Ryzen 7 1700 if clocked to 4GHz on its all 8 cores, can even outperform $1050 worth Intel core i7 6900K.
Gibbo, a blogger at OCUK has published a performance report of Ryzen 7 1700 tagged in an Asus Crosshair VI Hero motherboard. The processor was functioning probably at its full potential with all its 8 cores overclocking at 4.05GHz. The result was very impressive, the numbers generated shows us that it left the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X far behind with an astonishing difference of 450MHz. Based on the findings we can also expect Ryzen 1800X to achieve a clock speed of 4.3GHz on its all 8 cores. However, Gibbo later clarified that to overclock Ryzen 1700 they used a 240 mm Asetek build liquid cooler to moderate the processor.
We just tested a 1700, it hit 4.0GHz stable in everything, but ONLY in the Crosshair mainboard, the lower-end boards it was hovering around 3.80GHz as the VRM’s were cooking with extra voltage. It, however, was maxing around 4050MHz, so I’d say 1700 can do 3.9-4.1GHz, of course, the 1800X will probably do 4.1-4.3 as no doubt better binned, but if your clocking the motherboard has a big impact on the overclock and so far Asus Crosshair and Asrock Taichi seem the best two.
The achievement made by OCUK team is a non-ordinary process because Ryzen chips come unlocked by default. Unlocking the Ryzen chip made it possible to extract the surplus performance. Unlocking the Ryzen chip was itself a difficult task because AMD Ryzen 7 1700 has way too many instructions coded than any processor AMD has ever designed.
According to results posted by Gibbo, Ryzen 1700 when overclocked can outmatch the performance of any other octa-core CPU processor including Intel’s Haswell-E, Broadwell-E i7 5960X and i7 6900K.
Considering the potential of Ryzen processors AMD has announced to launch an indigenous Overclocking tool, Ryzen Master. It sure is going to give Intel’s high-end humongously priced i7 processors.
Same level of performance can be expected from all the processors in Ryzen lineup. The new 14nm LPP process used by AMD is in its initial stage and therefore its full potential is yet unknown so with the passage of time we can extract surplus performances out of these relatively low priced CPU processors.
However, it can fairly be said at this point of time that AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 1700X and 1800X will get better with time as more tech enthusiasts will get their hands on these processors. Amazon has already listed Ryzen processors for pre-order with deliveries starting from the 2nd march. The $329 Ryzen 1700 has unfathomed potential to force market leader Intel out of the market. If Intel is to save its crown it hs to get off from the $1000 worthy core i7 wagon and launch a processor in the same price bracket as AMD’s Ryzen processors.
AMD Ryzen 7 Series Specs, Price, and Performance
|AMD Ryzen CPU||Cores/Threads||Cache||TDP||Cooler||Base||Turbo||XFR||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||20MB||65W||Wraith Spire||3.0GHz||3.7GHz||N/A||$329|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||20MB||95W||N/A||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||$399|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||20MB||95W||N/A||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||4.0GHz+||$499|
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