Editors Liked

  • Workstation and productivity applications
  • Futureproof expandability
  • Brings competition back to HEDT
  • Ryzen Master Utility is more useful than before
  • Excellent price versus performance even compared to Ryzen 7
  • Plenty of PCIe lanes

Editors Didn't Like

  • Middling single-core performance
  • Overclocking remains limited
  • Competitively priced but nonetheless comes at a hefty premium