After years of Intel’s domination, the entrance of new players is redefining competition in the market.
The recently launched AMD Ryzen boasts of a line of desktop CPUs, ranging from 4-core lightweights to 8-core giants, such as the Ryzen 7 1800X. Ryzen is threatening Intel’s dominance on high-performance computing, especially benefiting consumers.
Nonetheless, it’s certain that Ryzen’s gaming capabilities still fall short of Intel’s CPUs. In today’s gaming market, Intel’s Kaby Lake i7-7700K is definitely top-rated.
Mostly, the differences between Ryzen and Kaby Lake are largely theoretical, and lack a practical basis. In nearly every instance, one of the processors has a bit lesser, but still proper functioning, framerate than the other one.
If test results indicate that Intel processors are constantly above, such as by 55 frames every second, whereas the AMD processors are constantly below, it can be confidently asserted the former provides a better gaming experience to users.
However, in general, that’s not the actual situation. As much as the gap could be significant, that speed still offers users with a satisfying gaming experience.
Consequently, Ryzen is a worthy alternative to Intel—it provides nearly similar capabilities at less than half of the cost. So, if you are a gaming enthusiast, you have a solid option to choose, though you may not attain high gaming performance.