Editors Liked

  • Great multi-core performance
  • Excellent value for most applications
  • Trades blows with Intel's Core i7-6900K at half the price
  • Solid power draw
  • Smooth gaming with strong minimum frame rates
  • Attractive new AM4 platform
  • Easy-to-use Ryzen Master software
  • Huge performance leap over previous generation AMD FX processors

Editors Didn't Like

  • Still behind in gaming
  • Not great overclockers
  • Single core performance lags behind competing Intel "Kaby Lake" chips
  • Chipsets don't have as many PCI Express/SATA ports as Intel's offerings