THIS ARTICLE WAS DRAFTED BEFORE THE BENCHMARK EMBARGO WAS LIFTED.
With the release of AMD’s new CPU line up, the question of who own the gaming market is put on the table in front of everyone. The new line up consists of:
- 1800x a 8-core 3.6ghz processor for $499
- 1700x a 8-core 3.4ghz processor for $399
- 1700 a 8-core 3ghz processor for $329
(all prices are in USD)
The entire line up of Ryzen processors are 8-core 16 thread processors with the goal of bringing octa-core to the main stream. While 8-core processors are very good for multitasking processes, but they are not utilized in gaming task most of which only use one single core.