Updated: Feb 10, 2019
I was personally anti-AMD for years then this happened...…..
Above we have an AMD Ryzen 7 1800x on an ASRock Killer X370 Board
Cores and Threads
With the older first generation Ryzen 7 processors being around $190.00 USD and the Ryzen 7 second generation processors costing around $305.00 USD its hard to say this isn't a great deal. Both the first and second generation processors are eight cores and sixteen threads allowing for more date to move to and from the CPU.
Overclocking and Cooling
So we managed to get our Ryzen 5 2400G from 3.6ghz to 4.0ghz with very 1.32 on the vCore. Maxing temperatures out at 68 degrees Celsius. Since our chip has an integrated AMD Vega 11 graphics chip we managed to overclock that to a beastly 1500mhz as well. After 48 hours of non-stop stress testing we drew the conclusion that it was stable and would be a safe clock speed on both the CPU and GPU.
AMD vs. Intel
The classic showdown of Intel vs. AMD, this has been the argument for at least a decade. AMD, now playing catch-up, has brought us a chip that has great IPC, great clock speed and a high core count. The AMD 7 2700X comes in right around $309.00 USD and for an 8 core 16 thread processor clocked at 3.7ghz with a turbo up to 4.3ghz, this is a steal. On the other hand you have the intel 9900k in direct competition with the Ryzen 7 coming in at 530.00 USD. The 9900k comes at 3.6ghz with a turbo up to 5.0ghz.
Get to Work
If you are a video editor, a 3d animator, or work in the media/entertainment industry and are on a budget I highly recommend buying one of these Ryzen series processors. One thing to note is that the faster the RAM in your system is the better your Ryzen system will perform. When it comes to cost-effectiveness and performance per dollar amount its hard to disagree that the Ryzen is the best way to go!!