Editors Liked

  • Bundled cooler
  • Excellent value compared to Intel competitors
  • Potential backwards compatibility with 2-year-old X370-era motherboards
  • Much bigger L3 cache, lots of other architectural improvements

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited overclocking headroom
  • Gaming performance is still slower than Intel Coffee Lake at the ultra-high-end
  • No integrated graphics
  • Wide X570 pricing