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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Review

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Vault-Tec 8th March 2017, 12:53 Quote
Hurrah. Yes, definitely seems this is the one to have :)
Journeyer 8th March 2017, 12:56 Quote
Reading this makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Now I'm even more anxious to receive mine, but I was dumb enough to order the Gigabyte Aorus board - which isn't in stock until the 10th apparently. Which means I will not get it until tuesday next week at the earliest since mail delivery during the weekends was stopped last year. I'll be sitting over here in this corner biting my nails until then...
Combatus 8th March 2017, 13:04 Quote
Board stock levels are poor across the...board :) Even system builders are having a tough time at the moment.
Mankz 8th March 2017, 13:11 Quote
Its like having an Opty 144 all over again
Journeyer 8th March 2017, 13:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Board stock levels are poor across the...board :)

Lovely (Insert mandatory "I see what you did there" comment).

I just went onto Komplett's web-pages to check the status on my order; they have updated the delivery time to: 10th of March - unconfirmed.

*The biting of nails intensifies*
Combatus 8th March 2017, 13:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Board stock levels are poor across the...board :)

Lovely (Insert mandatory "I see what you did there" comment).

I just went onto Komplett's web-pages to check the status on my order; they have updated the delivery time to: 10th of March - unconfirmed.

*The biting of nails intensifies*

I barely have anything to review either. WIth the Z270 launch, I was swimming in boards. This time, I can count the samples on one hand with digits to spare.
tristanperry 8th March 2017, 13:16 Quote
Great review :) Yes it definitely looks like the 1700 has 'lucked out' wrt the binning process.

And as a side note, as you point out in the intro, an 8c16t 65W TDP CPU seems a pretty good achievement IMO.
faugusztin 8th March 2017, 13:19 Quote
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Board stock levels are poor across the...board :) Even system builders are having a tough time at the moment.

And when the board is available, UPS is slow to deliver (my case)
Journeyer 8th March 2017, 13:22 Quote
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And as a side note, as you point out in the intro, an 8c16t 65W TDP CPU seems a pretty good achievement IMO.

It does indeed.
I'm hoping I get it before spring sets in; we're currently having negative temperatures which means my tank of coolant sits just below zero at the moment. Really anxious to see how the 1700 fares under such conditions.
Anfield 8th March 2017, 13:36 Quote
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Board stock levels are poor across the...board :) Even system builders are having a tough time at the moment.

Poor indeed, scan, overclockers, ebuyer, ccl and aria have a combined grand total of zero x370 boards in stock.

Even in America it isn't much better, newegg who is the unchallenged global leader in being able to get stock only has one single X370 model in stock and three B350 ones.
sandys 8th March 2017, 13:38 Quote
Makes you wondered if some issues were found with early BIOS and manufacturers have held them back.
Wakka 8th March 2017, 13:42 Quote
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Poor indeed, scan, overclockers, ebuyer, ccl and aria have a combined grand total of zero x370 boards in stock.

Even in America it isn't much better, newegg who is the unchallenged global leader in being able to get stock only has one single X370 model in stock and three B350 ones.

I wonder if this was AMD not being able to provide enough chipsets to the manufactures, or the manufactures just not producing many boards in fear of another Bulldozer flop?


Or


*dons conspiracy hat*

Maaaaaybe there is plenty of boards out there in back rooms, but the retailers are artificially restricting access to them to bump the prices???
Combatus 8th March 2017, 13:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
Makes you wondered if some issues were found with early BIOS and manufacturers have held them back.

I dare say that has got something to do with it, especially as CPU samples are readily available.
bawjaws 8th March 2017, 14:23 Quote
Quick question: was your review chip bought retail by yourselves or supplied by AMD? I'm not suggesting any shenanigans but we've all seen cherry-picked components supplied for review whilst the off-the-shelf items are somewhat of a lottery.

Just seems a bit odd that your 1700 oc's to a higher frequency than your 1800X, but I guess we'll see if that pattern holds as more and more folks get their hands on retail parts and crank them up to the max :D
David 8th March 2017, 14:59 Quote
I had high hopes for the 1700, and looks like the one to get - as things progress, apps and games are going to utilise more cores/threads - it's nice to see AMD back in competition.

If I was in the market for an upgrade, I'd be looking at a Ryzen 1700 above all else.
Anfield 8th March 2017, 15:59 Quote
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Makes you wondered if some issues were found with early BIOS and manufacturers have held them back.

Between reports of some Asus boards bricking themselves due to a bios issue, MSI and ASRock having to release updates to even get CPU multiplier selection to work and the issues with Ram speeds that caused tons of reviews to only use 2133 plus reports of massive stability issues with all four Ram slots filled it wouldn't surprise me if manufacturers are only drip feeding the market on purpose to avoid destroying their reputation while working on the bios quality behind the doors.
Combatus 8th March 2017, 16:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
Makes you wondered if some issues were found with early BIOS and manufacturers have held them back.

Between reports of some Asus boards bricking themselves due to a bios issue, MSI and ASRock having to release updates to even get CPU multiplier selection to work and the issues with Ram speeds that caused tons of reviews to only use 2133 plus reports of massive stability issues with all four Ram slots filled it wouldn't surprise me if manufacturers are only drip feeding the market on purpose to avoid destroying their reputation while working on the bios quality behind the doors.

Sounds like we had it easy with our memory issues and a few random failed boots then :)
Broadwater06 8th March 2017, 17:02 Quote
Please about that. At last there's a worthy boot up the Intel's arse, some real competition.
faugusztin 8th March 2017, 17:06 Quote
This is some serious trolling by the UPS. I got the CPU (1700), the cooler (NH-D15 SE-AM4), the SSD (1TB MX300), GPU (GT 710 PCI-E x1 - yes it is a server, so even this is an overkill for a text console, but at least it only eats one x1 lane)... Meanwhile UPS failed to deliver the board 2 days in row.

I hope they are not going to try to deliver between 10:00 and 12:30, when i will have to be at work :D.
Anfield 8th March 2017, 17:48 Quote
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Please about that. At last there's a worthy boot up the Intel's arse, some real competition.

If it wasn't for stock and early adopter issues it wouldn't even be a competition, but a bloodbath at the expense of Intel.

1800x with a 4.2Ghz guaranteed OC + High end Asus X370 board + 16GB DDR4 + AIO cooler?

£1019.99

The "competing" Intel i7 6900k?

1011.98
Hustler 8th March 2017, 18:04 Quote
I just can't overlook the fact that these first gen Ryzen's are such poor overclockers compared to Skylake i5 & i7's.

...I might consider moving to Ryzen if they ever get them to at least 4.5Ghz on air...but not until.
LennyRhys 8th March 2017, 19:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Anfield
If it wasn't for stock and early adopter issues it wouldn't even be a competition, but a bloodbath at the expense of Intel.

1800x with a 4.2Ghz guaranteed OC + High end Asus X370 board + 16GB DDR4 + AIO cooler?

£1019.99

The "competing" Intel i7 6900k?

1011.98

Yes, but remember that every Core i7 CPU is kissed by a virgin mermaid from Middle Earth. That sort of accolade doesn't come cheap.
somidiot 8th March 2017, 21:10 Quote
I so want to make a little handbrake box with this.
faugusztin 9th March 2017, 00:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
I just can't overlook the fact that these first gen Ryzen's are such poor overclockers compared to Skylake i5 & i7's.

...I might consider moving to Ryzen if they ever get them to at least 4.5Ghz on air...but not until.

Why are you comparing an 8/16 CPU with 4/4, 4/8 CPU's ? Meanwhile everyone is ok with 4.3GHz on 8-core Broadwell-E. Double standards.
23RO_UK 9th March 2017, 02:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
Why are you comparing an 8/16 CPU with 4/4, 4/8 CPU's ? Meanwhile everyone is ok with 4.3GHz on 8-core Broadwell-E. Double standards.

Now there's a question to be asking :) :) :)

I've been trying to work out quite how people have been comparing them tbh
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