The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is hands down my favorite Ryzen model so far, retailing at just RM 1,599.
Unlike the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X that are 95W models, the 1700 is a 65W model. The key difference it runs at a much lower 3.0Ghz base clock compared to the 3.4Ghz on the 1700X and 3.6Ghz on the 1800X but the boost clock on the 1700 here is almost the same as the 1700X, being 3.6Ghz against the 3.7Ghz of the bigger brother.
At RM 1,599 the Ryzen 7 1700 also comes with AMD’s illuminated Wraith Spire cooler with RGB color control. Unfortunately I do not have the said cooler in this review as I was only provided the Ryzen 7 1700.
Temperature and Overclocking
Without the 20-degree temperature off-set problem the Ryzen 7 1700 operates at sub-60°c, with the NH-U12S SE-AM4 cooler I’m using the operating temperature is under at 57°c on RealBench Stress Test.
What’s more appealing to me about the Ryzen 7 1700 is that it’s overclockable to reach the performance level of 1700X and 1800X with similar or less amount of voltage required. There’s no benchmark here as you can see because that’s the performance you’ll get.
Going to 4Ghz is possible depending on chip but the voltage pump is significantly greater, the generated heat and power draw does not justify the very slight performance gain from 3.8Ghz to 4Ghz.
The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is hands-down my favorite processor simply because I’m an overclocker and I can get it to perform as good as the higher-end models without incurring the cost. For those who have the money to spend and want the fastest speed out of the box, it’s the Ryzen 7 1800X while the Ryzen 7 1700X performs almost just as good as the Ryzen 7 1800X at a significantly lower price point.