Wednesday March 08, 2017

PCPer Says the AMD Ryzen 1700 is the OC Shiznit

OK, maybe "Rowdy" Ryan Shrout did not say "shiznit" in his "Overclocking the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 - The Real Winner?" review, but I know he thought it. What is very fishy though is that PCPer came up with same exact conclusions that HardOCP did, mere hours after we published our 1700 vs 1700X review? Coincidence? I think not. On a serious note, PCPer did a good look at just how meaty the Ryzen 1700 is compared to its bigger 1700X and 1800X brothers, or sisters. I don't want to assume any processors' genders.

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Yes, you could easily overclock the Ryzen 7 1800X to 4.0 GHz (or 100-200 MHz higher) but saving $170 that you could put toward a GPU, an SSD or any other purpose for likely the exact same experience is enticing.