Best bang for buck CPU at the moment
The best value CPU on the market at the moment, 6 cores 12 threads, like an i7 with less GHz for the price of an i3!
AMD is on a winner with Zen architecture, the performance gap has dramatically shrunk compared to the previous, pathetic A series chips, making AMD in general a good buy again.
This particular CPU is the price/performance sweet spot for gamers looking at FHD 60FPS+ gaming in current titles. Yes, an i5 8000 series would be better for games, but it also costs at least a hundred more, which you can put into the graphics card instead & get more bang for your buck.
With this particular CPU the only downsides are no integrated graphics and the little Wraith Stealth included cooler is pretty marginal on this CPU if you fully load it up (think Handbrake encoding for hours pegging all cores, not gaming), ideally they should have shipped it with a Wraith Spire. If you don't overclock however it'll be fine, and you can always get a big air cooler or AIO or whatever later if money is tight.Read full review
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