The 1700 has been priced to compete against the i7 7700K, a highly clocked 4C/8T interim CPU from Intel. Gamers may ask, what are the benefits of having more cores at a lower speed? One of the primary examples AMD put forward is that the additional cores provide a flawless streaming experience.
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