Platinum Micro via Rakuten offers the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU for $192.09 shipped when you use promo code SAVE15 at checkout. Note: You must be logged into a free Rakuten account to use this code. Normally $280, our last mention was $220 with a mail-in rebate and this is the best we’ve tracked. Great for building a custom gaming or productivity computer, the Ryzen 7 1700 has 8 cores and 16 threads. Rated 4.7/5 stars at Amazon. We used AMD’s Ryzen 5 in our budget gaming PC build, and the Ryzen 7 will give even greater performance.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU features:

  • AMD SenseMI Technology
  • Socket AM4
  • Max Turbo Frequency 3.7 GHz
  • 16MB L3 Cache
  • 4MB L2 Cache
  • DDR4 Support
  • Unlocked Processor
  • Thermal Design Power 65W
  • AMD Wraith Spire LED Cooler Included

Designed for efficient and powerful multi-core processing, the Ryzen 7 1700 3.0 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor from AMD has a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 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 65W and supports Extended Frequency Range (XFR), dual-channel DDR4 memory, AVX 2.0 extensions, 14nm semiconductor technology, AMD SenseMI technology, FMA3, and AMD Virtualization.


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