Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Ryzen 7 1700 packs quite punch for it quite reasonable $329 price. Just like its more expensive Ryzen 7 siblings, it boasts 8 cores and 16 threads, leading to some quite impressive performance in multiple applications. It just does it at a lower clock speed.
I think AMD is a bit optimistic comparing the Ryzen 7 1700 to the Intel Core i7 7700K. The performance gap between the I7 7700K is just too great in low threaded applications. The Core i7 6800K is better comparison in my opinion. Both are designed for environments that can take advantage of the higher core count and that where the Ryzen 7 1700 truly shines.
Due to its low clock speed, the Ryzen 7 1700 isn’t as suited for gaming like many of its competitors. It fell towards the bottom of the charts in almost every benchmark. These differences would more than likely lesson at higher resolutions though.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700 is priced at $329. That makes it far cheaper than Intel’s Core i7 7700K and Core i7 6800K. Given its capabilities in multithreading, its definitely the best value for those who need that. That value isn’t just among the Ryzen 7 lineup, but also its competition.
- Great Multi-threaded Performance
- Low Power Consumption
- Very Reasonable Price
- Best Ryzen 7 Value
- Bested By Intel In Gaming
- Limited Overclocking Capability