AMD Ryzen 1700X

AMD’s Ryzen 1700X CPU delivers incredible multi-threading and multi-tasking performance with 8 processor cores and 16 threads thanks to SMT Multithreading, all for $399 shipped. Featuring true machine intelligence via AMD SenseMI technology, you can push the limits even further with Extended Frequency Range (XFR) to lift the maximum boost frequency in the presence of better cooling. The 1700X (which isn’t top-of-the-line) can easily be pit against Intel’s $1000 Core i7 5960X, and even the Core i7 6900K in some tests. Pre-order one here now. Continue reading for another video and more information.

In a similar vein, again with the Cinebench 15 multi-threaded test, the Ryzen 7 1700X scores over and above the Core i7-6800K (its price competition) and higher than the Core i7-6900K which costs 2.5 times as much,” reports Anandtech. More information.