Product: Ryzen 7 1700
If you are looking for a new all around CPU, which excels in editing performance and provides a great gaming experience look no further than the Ryzen 7 1700. It is in the same price range as the i7 7700k, while offering the performance of a 6900k in editing scenarios. The gaming performance is also great as motherboard manufacturers are continuously offering BIOS updates, which aim at improving gaming performance. Since March, the Ryzen 1700 has gained a 15-20% increase in games. It is understandable that board manufacturers need their time with Ryzen because it is a brand new platform in need of optimizations. 5 months after launch Ryzen continues to improve and should reach its maximum potential in the following months.
If you are only gaming and do not intend to do anything else in the future, the i7 7700k is your best option here. If, however, your primary focus is gaming but you also do light streaming and some editing, you should check out my review of the Ryzen 5 1600, here.
The only downside of the Ryzen 1700 is that it s hitting the roof at 4 GHz and can not match Intel at overclocking capabilities. This, although, has to do with Ryzen in general as all chips can not be pushed further than 4 GHz, with a few chips hitting 4,1 GHz.
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