As it has 8 cores and 16 threads of processing goodness, the 1700X will be looking to catch the eye of those on the look out for a powerful CPU top aid with their content creation, broadcasting, and next-gen gaming/VR setups. The 1700X offers a huge price reduction over the 1800X and features all the latest top technology from AMD. It’s out-the-box specs have it seated at 3.4 GHz, which will boost a single core to a respectable 3.8GHz. This will make the 1700X look very attractive to a wide array of people looking to save on the cost over the 1800X (or alternative).
So what else does the 1700X offer? Well the clue is in its title. Somewhat confusingly, the 1700 DOES feature XFR technology (additional frequency over its maximum core boost). What this essentially means, is you can get an additional 50MHz out of the 1700 CPU if the thermals permit it, however, the 1700X/1800X will provide up to a full additional 100MHz, thus rewarding those with enthusiast cooling with nice added bonus. Like the rest of the Ryzen line-up, it is shipped with an RGB LED Wraith cooler, and all the Ryzen CPUs feature an unlocked multiplier, adjustable in 25MHz increments for a precise overclock, ensuring enthusiasts will be able to get you to get the most out of their Ryzen CPU. Link