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Old March 2, 2017, 11:27 AM
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Is there anything else you think should have been added to our review?
Game testing at 1440P and higher using CPU dependent games and also multi-GPU testing would have been interesting. It also seems like the 1700 is the best overclocker due to the 65W TDP headroom versus that of the 95W TDP 1700X/1800X parts.
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Thanks for all your hard work Mike!

I'm with you on the "wish they were fully ready for launch" train, but I'm personally more interested in the 6C/12T parts that we'll hopefully see in Q2 so I can wait until the chipset drivers mature a bit. As far as the memory goes... yeah there's more than enough of us who likely remember some boards being very particular about DS and SS mem sticks which is primarily why we have QVL.

Yours is the first review I've had a chance to check out, hopefully there are some out there with the lower end processors. One quick question though..... wasn't there supposed to be a full featured software OC package bundled with the drivers on these?
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Yours is the first review I've had a chance to check out, hopefully there are some out there with the lower end processors. One quick question though..... wasn't there supposed to be a full featured software OC package bundled with the drivers on these?
That's the Ryzen Master utility and it was already available to reviewers prior to release:

AMD Ryzen Master Utility for Overclocking Control | AMD

Photos of this utility was also leaked before Ryzen's launch as well.
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Game testing at 1440P and higher using CPU dependent games and also multi-GPU testing would have been interesting. It also seems like the 1700 is the best overclocker due to the 65W TDP headroom versus that of the 95W TDP 1700X/1800X parts.
1440P and CPU dependent are mutually exclusive unless you're talking about something like DOTA or CS:GO.
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If you need 2x16GB modules stick to ones that operate at 2400MHz or less

If you need 4x 16GB modules, 1866MHz or less.
What would be the downside of using 4x16gb DDR4 2400 memory vs. something at 1866mhz?

I've been on the fence on whether or not to build my new PC (video editing & gaming) with a i7-6900k or to wait it out and build with the 1800X. From everything I've read today it seems like the 1800X is a great option. The only concern and area that I'm extremely lost is figuring out which memory to buy.

I'll need 64gb, it's mainly for when I'm running After Effects and Premiere CC.

I've placed a pre-order from B&H on the 1800x and the MSI x370 Titanium motherboard, now it comes down to ram. If someone can suggest the ram that would a huge help.
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There really isn't a downside per se since there's a good chance you can run that 1866MHz kit at slightly tighter timings provided the IMC can handle it.

The main problem is actually FINDING a 4x16 1866MHz kit since that was a DDR3 spec......
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There really isn't a downside per se since there's a good chance you can run that 1866MHz kit at slightly tighter timings provided the IMC can handle it.

The main problem is actually FINDING a 4x16 1866MHz kit since that was a DDR3 spec......
That was my other question, I can't find any DDR4 memory at 1866MHZ... So would something like this G.SKILL 2400MHz Ripjaws V kit be a decent option or would I be better off with a 2133MHz kit?

Thank-you for the help!
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I would say grab a 2133MHz kit. Boot with two modules first and then try all four.
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I would say grab a 2133MHz kit. Boot with two modules first and then try all four.
Would a person be better off setting the memory multipliers to 1866 before attempting to boot the second set?

These are the kinds of things that will frustrate folks used to full plug/play.
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Would a person be better off setting the memory multipliers to 1866 before attempting to boot the second set?

These are the kinds of things that will frustrate folks used to full plug/play.
The problem with that is that many of today's boards reset to detected JEDEC standards when they detect more or different memory installed.
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