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Game Ryzen R7 Pro 1700 Ryzen R7 1700
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 39%
Watch Dogs Legion 26% 18%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 26% 18%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 47% 41%
Genshin Impact 58% 54%
FIFA 21 48% 43%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 38% 31%
eFootball PES 2021 41% 35%
Ghostrunner 38% 31%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 38% 31%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen R7 Pro 1700 is massively better than the AMD Ryzen R7 1700 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Ryzen R7 Pro was released less than a year after the Ryzen R7 1700, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The Ryzen R7 Pro and the Ryzen R7 1700 both have 8 cores. Games are not yet able to harness this many cores, so it is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games; however, if you intend on running a server with this CPU, it would seem to be a decent choice.

Both the AMD Ryzen R7 Pro 1700 and the AMD Ryzen R7 1700 have the same number of threads. Both the Ryzen R7 Pro and the Ryzen R7 1700 use hyperthreading. The Ryzen R7 Pro has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Ryzen R7 1700 has 2.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Ryzen R7 Pro and the Ryzen R7 1700 are from the same family of CPUs, and thus their clock speeds are directly comparable. That isn't particularly helpful, however, as the Ryzen R7 Pro and the Ryzen R7 1700 provide identical clock rates and thus extremely similar performance. The two CPUs even provide identical turbo clock rates, so if there are performance differences, we need to look elsewhere.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Ryzen R7 Pro and the Ryzen R7 1700 have the same L2 cache size, and the same L3 cache size, so in terms of cache-related gaming performance, the two CPUs are practically identical.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

Both the Ryzen R7 Pro and the Ryzen R7 1700 have the same TDP of 65 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 14 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZenZen
MoBo SocketSocket AM4Socket AM4
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date29 Jun 201702 Mar 2017
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores8vs8
CPU Threads16vs16
Clock Speed3 GHzvs3 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.7 GHzvs3.7 GHz
Max TDP65 Wvs65 W
Lithography14 nmvs14 nm
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L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs4096 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Ryzen R7 Pro 1700 is a high-end CPU based on AMD's 14nm, Zen microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 logical), initially clocked at 3.9GHz, which may go up to 3.7GHz using Turbo Boost with up to 2 cores, or 3.1 GHz turbo across all 8 cores.. It has an unlocked multiplier therefore it can be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 16MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 65W. It is on par with competitor processors. Among its many features, Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled. It doesn't feature an integrated GPU. The Ryzen R7 Pro 1700 is likely to offer excellent computational performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC.The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core 3.7GHz is a high-end CPU based on the 14nm Zen micro architecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 threads), initially clocked at 3.0 GHz base clock, rising to 3.7 GHz with boost clock. It has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking, and 16MB of L3 Cache. Among its many features are Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost. This CPU is likely to offer exceptional computational performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC. It will be able to play all modern games comfortably on high/ultra graphics performance without being a hindrance to the accompanying GPU.