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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 and 1700X CPU Review

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Mar 6, 2017 11:33 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: AMD

The CPUs

 

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Inside the large box are a smaller box and an AMD Wraith Spire cooler for the 1700, the 1700X doesn't come with a cooler. Inside the smaller box are the CPU and a Ryzen case badge sticker.

 

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The tops of the CPUs are identical to each other and the 1800X. The gold arrow in the corner helps you position the CPU correctly for socket insertion. The integrated heat spreader (IHS) is soldered to the CPU.

 

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The bottoms of the two CPUs are also identical, with multiple golden pins. You will need to be careful not to place the CPU on any surface that might bend the pins because straightening out the pins can be very difficult. Pro Tip: if you do bend the pins, you can use a credit card to help straighten them out.

 

 

Test Setup

 

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At the Ryzen Tech Day event in San Francisco, I picked up our Ryzen test kit, those components are what I have used for testing.

 

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