Back when AMD’s Ryzen first launched there was a fervour within the PC building community that I, or anyone else cuckoo for computer parts, hadn’t seen in a very long time. AMD are back - and they are competitive. Not to take away from their accomplishment with this stellar return to form, but the big question everybody wanted to know was: does AMD’s Ryzen match Intel’s top Core processors?
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The answer was, sadly, a fairly resounding no. That didn’t mean these chips weren’t capable of something spectacular - they had multitasking chops for days, you could overclock them for tier-jumping performance, and they were cheap to boot. The crown of best gaming performance, however, was still resolutely on Intel’s head - thanks to their leading single core performance.