What Is So Good About the New AMD Ryzen?


The world of desktop class x86 CPUs just got interesting. After what feels like an eternity (actually, it’s more like five years), AMD has finally created a line of CPUs that can go head to head with Intel. That alone is news worth celebrating. Competition is always good. Competition in CPUs was downright needed. But the reason for the hype is different. It’s not that AMD’s top end Ryzen 7 series (eight-core, 16-thread, overclockable CPUs) can beat out Intel’s Core i7 lineup. It’s the fact that it can do so at less than half the price ($330–$500). In the past,…

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