Editors Liked

  • Beats Intel Core i5-9600K in applications, almost matches 8700K and 9700K
  • Gaming performance significantly improved, 10% over the previous generation
  • Affordable
  • Supports existing AM4 motherboards

Editors Didn't Like

  • Still not as fast as Intel in gaming
  • PBO and manual overclocking yield no significant gains
  • No integrated graphics