- Oct 28, 2010
Not sure, but it appears his overclocking results were not just a matter of hitting the silicon lottery. Most reviewers reviewed the 1700X or 1800X first so in a few days we should know more on how well the 1700 over clocks, but things appear promising.Joker mentioned the 1700 being cooler than his 1800x too, but I assumed that was just a coincidence. He said that the 1700 required less voltage to hit 3.9 GHz.
Could the 1700s be low TDP binned chips, rather than the others being binned for higher clocks?
That is both good and bad news for AMD. Good that they will no doubt have a hit with the R7 1700..but at the same time enthusiasts who are their target market for this chip will end up buying it over the 1700X and 1800X and AMD may miss out on $$.