RYZEN 7 1700

Maximum PC - - BLUEPRINT -

Here we are back with a gem of a pro­ces­sor once more. AMD’s Ryzen has trans­formed the mar­ket­place. We’ve not seen com­pe­ti­tion like this since the early 2000s—and that’s no bad thing. In­tel’s re­sponse with the X299 plat­form, in­clud­ing its four-core i5 pro­ces­sors on the 2066 socket, seems to be a knee-jerk reaction, and the price drops, al­though im­pres­sive, still lack sub­stance com­pared to the forth­com­ing Thread­rip­per, and even the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion of Ryzen chips. The 1700 is still the best-value chip right now, es­pe­cially if you’re look­ing at any se­ri­ous work­sta­tion ap­pli­ca­tion. $ 310, www.amd.com

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