Reviewers Liked

  • Offers more performance, uses less power and runs cooler than the Core i9-7900X
  • While liquid cooling is a must, Theadripper is easier to tame than Skylake-X
  • Brings competition back to HEDT
  • Amazing multi-core performance
  • Plenty of PCIe lanes

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Middling single-core performance
  • Overclocking remains limited
  • Game mode and Creator mode confusion
  • Power draw is very high, albeit sometimes justifiable on a performance per Watt metric