The next-gen PC gaming platform is here!
The next generation of gaming PCs are here, and they’re getting the PC gaming attention that gamers have been begging for.
The new generation of PCs, however, are also coming with a host of additional features, making them worth considering as a gaming platform for your next gaming rig.
So, which PC gaming rig is best for you?
This is the first article in our new Gaming PC series, where we explore the PC hardware and software options that are currently available to gamers, and what those options will mean for you as a gamer.
We’re going to break down the best gaming PC options for every gaming platform available today, and we’ll go over the pros and cons of each.
Let’s dive right in.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs. Intel Core i7 7700K | CPU AMD Ryzen is the newest AMD CPU to hit the market, and it’s also the fastest CPU in the market.
It also comes with an unlocked multiplier that lets it perform up to 2x faster than the Intel Core 76900K, which is an awesome feature for anyone wanting to take advantage of the overclocking capabilities of the CPU.
The AMD Ryzen 1700X also boasts four PCIe 3.0 lanes, which lets you use up to 32GB of VRAM at a time.
AMD is touting this performance as a result of the AMD Ryzen CPU’s increased CPU frequency, which AMD claims increases clock speeds by up to 1.6 GHz.
With this increase in frequency, AMD claims the Ryzen 1700 X will offer up to three times the performance of the Intel 7950X, which also has four PCIe lanes.
The CPU is paired with an 8GB DDR4 memory kit, which comes with up to 4,800MHz, which means it’s capable of running at 2400MHz with up all four of its cores active.
This is pretty amazing, and is why AMD has made the Ryzen 7 1800X the only Ryzen CPU available with an DDR4-2400 kit.
The Ryzen 1700-series processor has a 4.0GHz base clock, and a 3.8GHz boost clock.
The 4.5GHz boost clocks the CPU to 4.9GHz, which isn’t a bad bit of performance, especially considering the CPU is overclocked to 4GHz, and comes with the unlocked multiplier.
There’s also a 1.8V boost clock, which helps to increase the clock speed by a further 0.4GHz, so the CPU’s performance gets significantly better with each additional 1.0V boost.
This boost clock helps keep the processor in a stable thermal state, which can help to keep the CPU cool during extended periods of time.
You can expect the Ryzen 1800X to have a base clock of 3.9 GHz and a boost clock of 4.4 GHz.
The base clock on the Ryzen 1700 series is 3.6GHz, but you can also bump up the clock to 4 GHz by installing a quad-channel DDR4 RAM kit.
This RAM kit is a $59.99 bundle, which has an additional 128GB of memory, as well as a 32GB PCIe x4 PCIe 3 in a 4×2 PCIe 3 configuration.
The DDR4 module supports DDR4, DDR4 SDRAM, and DDR4 Boost memory.
It comes with four lanes of DDR4 DIMMs, and up to 128GB, 64GB, and 128GB ECC memory modules.
This also means the RAM modules can support up to 64GB of ECC DDR4 modules in a 32-lane configuration.
You’ll be able to install four modules into a 32×32 PCIe slot, which will allow for four PCIe slots to be used for memory, and three PCIe slots for the CPU itself.
We’d also expect that the Ryzen RAM kits would support up an additional two lanes for PCIe x1 memory modules, which would allow you to connect up to four modules with four PCIe x16 lanes.
With the Ryzen-series CPUs available, we’d expect AMD to offer an assortment of overclocking options, as it is a very capable CPU, and offers a great price point.
This CPU has two cores running at 3.7GHz, two cores at 4.2GHz, eight threads, and eight threads of L3 cache, and an effective Turbo Boost frequency of 4GHz.
AMD has already released a bunch of CPUs that support up eight cores and up eight threads at 4GHz or higher, and the Ryzen chips will have a similar feature.
In fact, AMD is also offering the Ryzen CPUs with up eight core and up 16 thread processors at 4 GHz, and Ryzen has a Turbo Boost speed of 4Ghz.
This makes the Ryzen processors capable of doing a lot more than just pushing out some cool graphics.
The 16 cores and 32 threads of the Ryzen 8 series are also supported by up eight and 16 threads of memory to create the most stable system possible.
AMD also claims that Ryzen will offer better overclocking potential with overclocking than Intel, which features eight cores,