Reviewers Liked

  • Most affordable Zen 4 processor
  • Impressive performance improvements in all areas
  • New AM5 socket has lots of life ahead of it
  • Support for DDR5 and PCIE 5.0
  • Good gaming performance

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • High platform cost
  • Demanding cooling requirements / high temperatures
  • Requires a new motherboard and new RAM
  • Subpar multi-core performance
  • Default 105 W TDP uses more power and generates more heat with little-to-no real performance benefit