Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Flash Sale: $320 Ryzen 7 1700X and $350 Acer Predator GSync Monitor

Flash Sale: $320 Ryzen 7 1700X and $350 Acer Predator GSync Monitor

With 6 cores and the ability to handle 12 simultaneous threads, AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X ($249 MSRP) often trounces Intel's Kaby Lake-based Core i5-7600K (4 cores and threads, $242 to $243 recommended price) in productivity and content-creation benchmarks. It is a new CPU from AMD, based on a brand new architecture. As noted by the Forbes report, between these two cooling systems, the Spire is somehow users friendly because it produces lesser noise than Stealth, however, it has the tendency to create so much noise when doing big tasks in the bigger AMD Ryzen 7.

Digitimes also states the first CPUs based on Intel's Coffee Lake architecture, the successor to the Kaby Lake architecture launched last fall, will debut in August. The latter is also using a 14 nm technology, plus fast CPU speeds and higher Turbo frequencies than it offered until now. The rollout will begin in August, say the Taiwanese industry sources, with several K-series Core i7/i5/i3 processors and accompanying Z370 chipsets. Right now, the retail price of the 1800X stands at $469.99, and it is an 8-core, 16-thread chip that's running at a base clock speed of 3.60GHz and possesses a TDP of 95W.

As PC World stressed, the $30 price slash to the low-cost yet top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is arguably one of the best tech deals we've had in a long while.

Just a short time after its launch, AMD's flagship desktop-class processor, the Ryzen 7 1800X has received a price drop, giving it an even better value than what critics and reviewers were previously praising it for from a price/performance ratio. For example, the prelim benchmarks of AMD's 3.6GHz Ryzen 1800X CPU compared to a Kaby Lake 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 7700K CPU is slightly weaker.

AMD recently followed up on the Ryzen 7 launch by rolling out its mid-range Ryzen 5 desktop CPUs. Cheaper, but more powerful CPU is what the consumers really want to see on the market.

If you were looking for a new gaming monitor eBay has a few good options with the new coupon. Moreover, the Ryzen 5 line provides a level of overclocking support that Intel's mid-range offerings generally lack. However, come down in performance a little and AMD's Ryzen 7 becomes more affordable.

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