Tuesday, March 14, 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Review; Testing SMT

What impact does turning off SMT in the BIOS have on the performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X? Head on over to HardwareCanucks to find out.

By this point about a week ago I was well into testing that 1800X and for my initial impressions, I felt it wasn’t a great fit for gamers but it would be an awesome purchase for massively parallel processing tasks. Creative professionals, folks running virtual clients or those who needed home servers could all benefit in some way from what AMD was offering. But was it really necessary to buy into the “full monty” chip or would the 1700X provide a perfect gateway drug into the world that Ryzen was endeavoring to create? I wanted to find out.