AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor

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  • 8 Cores & 16 Threads
  • 3.4 GHz Clock Speed
  • 3.8 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • AM4 Socket
  • 16MB L3 Cache
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Interface
  • AMD Virtualization
  • AVX 2.0 Extensions
  • Unlocked Multiplier
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Designed for improved multi-core performance when compared to the Ryzen 7 1700, the Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor from AMD has a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 GHz. Additionally, this processor features eight cores with sixteen threads in an AM4 socket and has 16MB of L3 cache memory. Having eight cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the sixteen threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor has a TDP of 95W and supports Extended Frequency Range (XFR), dual-channel DDR4 memory, AVX 2.0 extensions, 14nm semiconductor technology, AMD SenseMI technology, FMA3, and AMD Virtualization.

Graphically, the Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor does not contain any integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a dedicated graphics card of their choice. It is also unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency. However, this is not recommended, as it will cause the processor to run much hotter. This CPU is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

AMD Socket AM4 Platform

AM4 Socket
The AMD AM4 Platform puts effortless compatibility front and center. Their 1331-pin processor socket works with AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors and AMD 7th Gen Desktop Processors. The one Socket AM4 motherboard you buy will work with any AM4 processor (some 300-series boards may require a BIOS flash). And with support for the latest I/O standards like USB 3.1 Gen 2, NVMe, or PCI Express 3.0, it's easy to build a high-performance system that can grow with your needs.

"Zen" Core Architecture

High Performance and Efficiency
AMD's high-performance x86 Core "Zen" architecture helps delivers >52% improvement in instructions per clock cycle over the previous generation AMD core.
Compute Efficiency
The "Zen" core is a "clean sheet" x86 processor design that's inspiring a generation of high-performance AMD computing products in 2017 and beyond. "Zen" combines thinking in high-throughput and low-power design methodologies to create a balanced and versatile architecture right at home in the desktop, laptop, datacenter, and supercomputer.
Performance and Efficiency for Next-Gen Applications
Cloud computing, enterprise productivity, immersive visual experiences, gaming, and data security open up new frontiers - and demand more computing performance with optimal energy efficiency. From the very beginning, AMD engineers designed the "Zen" core to meet those demands with a high-performance execution engine, large caches, and powerful multi-threading capabilities.
"Zen" Microarchitecture Details
"Zen" cores are designed to efficiently use available micro-architectural resources for improved compute performance. Compared to AMD's previous architecture, three-tier cache system and pre-fetch algorithms enable higher throughput in the cache and execution engines.

AMD SenseMI Technology

Extended Frequency Range (XFR)
Automatic extra performance boost for enthusiasts with premium systems and processor cooling:
  • Permits CPU speeds above and beyond ordinary Precision Boost limits
  • Clock speed scales with cooling solution: air, water, and LN2
  • Fully automated; no user input required
  • Precision Boost
    Fine-tuned processor performance adjusted in real time to meet the performance demands of your game or app:
  • Adjusts clock speeds in 25 MHz increments to help optimize performance
  • Clock-speed changes can occur without pausing work
  • Neural Net Prediction
    A true artificial intelligence inside every AMD Ryzen processor employs an artificial neural network to understand your applications and anticipate the next steps of your workflow in real time. These "powers of prediction" can boost performance by steering your apps and games down the most efficient paths inside the processor.
    Pure Power
    A sophisticated grid of smart sensors that monitors CPU temperature, resource usage, and power draw brings cool and quiet operation to your AMD Ryzen processor with intelligent power optimization circuits, plus the low power requirements of an advanced 14 nm FinFET manufacturing technology.
    Smart Prefetch
    Sophisticated learning algorithms understand the inner workings of your applications and anticipate what data they might need. Smart Prefetch predictively brings that data into the AMD Ryzen processor for fast and responsive computing.

    AMD Ryzen Master Utility

    AMD Ryzen Master
    Every AMD Ryzen processor is multiplier-unlocked from the factory, so you can personalize performance to your taste. AMD provides the AMD Ryzen Master utility to access this powerful advantage.
    Personalized Performance
    AMD Ryzen Master provides for up to four profiles to store custom clocks and voltage adjustments for both the Ryzen CPU and DDR4 memory. You can park cores and adjust memory timings, too.
    System Monitoring
    Accurate hardware status updates are vital, so AMD Ryzen Master has you covered with both real-time monitoring and a histogram of per-core clock rates and temperature, including average and peak readings.

    Virtualization

    Hardware-Based GPU Virtualization Solution
    AMD MxGPU is a hardware-based virtualized GPU solution, is built on industry standard SR-IOV (Single-Root I/O Virtualization) technology, and allows up to 16 virtualized users per physical GPU to work remotely. Unlike software virtualization offerings, AMD's scalable VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technology can better protect valuable data by using a dedicated share of local memory for increased security.
    Performance
    An AMD graphics card equipped with their MxGPU technology offers consistent, predictable performance. IT managers can easily configure these solutions to allow for up to 16 users on a single GPU. When the card is appropriately configured to meet the needs of the organization, users can expect the same access to the GPU no matter their workload. There is no worry about any one user tying up the entire GPU while other users experience slow and unresponsive systems. Each user can now have an equal share of the GPU to allow them to design, create, and execute their workflows.
    Data Security
    Users will have peace of mind knowing that their valuable work and data is being protected from other prying eyes. Unlike software virtualization, AMD's hardware-based virtualization solution makes it extremely difficult for a hacker to break in at the hardware level; with software virtualization, any breaches or holes in the underlying driver can be exploited to access a guest virtual machine in an unauthorized fashion. For organizations that highly value security, AMD's MxGPU solutions offer a clear option for their virtualized workstation needs.
    Full Certifications
    There are virtually no limits what can or can't be done in VDI, with full OpenGL, DirectX, and OpenCL acceleration and full ISV certification for Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, Siemens NX, and more.
    Radeon Pro Software and VDI Ecosystem
    AMD Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) virtualized graphics delivers workstation-class graphics with local desktop-like performance from the data center to virtually any device, virtually anywhere. In bringing the power comparable to a physical GPU to virtual environments, AMD MxGPU virtualized graphics uses the unified Radeon Pro Software Enterprise driver which lets users effortlessly run professional applications on both physical and virtual machines.
    VMware Support
    With support for VMware vSphere 6.0 and higher, system admins will love how easy AMD MxGPU virtualized graphics is to set up. The Radeon Pro Settings for VMware seamlessly integrated into VMware vCenter allows for management of physical GPUs at the host and datacenter level with a simple and intuitive interface. Admins can quickly set up a VDI environment, rapidly deploy virtual GPUs to existing virtual machines, and enable hundreds of professionals with just a few mouse clicks depending on the number of GPUs in the system configuration.
    Citrix Support
    AMD MxGPU graphics support Citrix HDX 3D Pro technology, enabling IT departments to create virtual workstations with greater economies of scale, robust security features, and higher performance of graphics apps in mind. Multi-user GPU (MxGPU) technology is now fully integrated with the Citrix's HDX 3D Pro protocol. HDX 3D Pro enables users to deliver desktops and applications that leverage the GPU for hardware acceleration, including applications that require OpenGL, OpenCL, and DirectX support.
    Radeon Pro Graphics Delivered From the Cloud
    Radeon Pro MxGPU (multi-user GPU) technology gives cloud services providers the ability to offer virtualized GPUs in their cloud environments. The AMD virtualized, or shared, GPUs deliver security and low-cost cloud-based instances that allow our cloud partners to flexibly scale their GPU-based environments.

    Enmotus FuzeDrive for AMD Ryzen

    Enmotus FuzeDrive
    FuzeDrive software analyzes all of the storage hardware available on your system, from fastest to slowest: from DDR4 RAM, to 3D Xpoint NVMe drives, standard NVMe drives, SSD drives, and mechanical hard disks. During the setup process, it combines these disks into what your system sees as a single, larger disk. Unlike caching schemes, FuzeDrive lets you use both the SSD and the HDD capacities together as one large boot drive. For example, you can now combine a 128GB SSD and 2TB hard drive into a large bootable 2.1TB high performance FuzeDrive.

    Once installed, FuzeDrive intelligently and continuously analyzes your system, activating an ongoing process to make it as fast and responsive as possible. For instance, your Windows operating system boot files are moved to the fastest non-volatile storage to accelerate boot times. And as you use your system from day to day, FuzeDrive notices what applications you run and automatically prioritizes the applications and data you use the most, so it's accessed as quickly as possible from the fastest storage tier available. That means faster boot times, faster application and game load times, and a more responsive system.
    UPC: 730143308342
    In the Box
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    General
    CPU Model AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    CPU Socket AM4
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Unlocked Yes
    Performance
    Number of Cores 8
    Number of Threads 16
    Base Clock Speed 3.4 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.8 GHz
    L2 Cache 1 x 4 MB
    L3 Cache 16 MB
    Memory Support
    Maximum Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Memory Support DDR4 2667 MHz
    ECC Memory Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Power
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 W
    Thermal Solution None
    Maximum Temperature 203°F / 95°C
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    AES Support Yes
    Extension AVX, FMA3
    Instruction Set 64-Bit
    Virtualization Yes: AMD MxGPU
    Graphics Chipset None
    AMD
    Performance Technologies SenseMI, XFR, Precision Boost
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 5.3 x 2.7"
    Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easily turns into a 4.0 8 core beast Very nice. Seems to overclock well too. I have it up to 3.9 with no worries at all, and it still runs cool.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best CPU I have had yet. I had no issues installing and getting the CPU running. Very straight forward task.
    Date published: 2017-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First AMD build Processor is faster than the shipper
    Date published: 2017-07-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good workstation CPU, not great for gaming I bought this CPU mainly for video editing, with some light gaming on the side. It was easy to install, and I had no major compatibility issues aside from some RAM not running at full speed. This could be a BIOS issue and may be fixed in the future. Running at 3.4 GHz even for video editing is a little low, and the autoboost is not that great, so I downloaded the Ryzen Master tool to do a little overclocking. It's a breeze to use, and it takes all the annoyance out of overclocking (besides having your computer crash during a stress test). The overclocking results are all over the place, with some people reporting up to 4.1 GHz, and other getting not more than 3.7 Ghz. Personally, I was able to get it to 3.8 GHz with 1.350 volts. This is definitely on the low end, and only improved my performance by a bit. The good news is, temps are very good, not peaking above 65C under full load while overclocked. The bottom line is, I would highly recommend this to someone who needs more than 4 cores for workstation type things. I would recommend the i7-7700k for someone who wants a CPU exclusively for gaming. It's higher clock speeds make it better suited for that. I do hope that BIOS updates help with the very minor stability and memory issues, and maybe help overclocking performance a tad. In the meantime, be prepared for a little bit of a bumpy road. It's really not too bad though.
    Date published: 2017-06-02
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