Reviewers Liked

  • Stupidly good multi-core performance
  • Really good single-core performance
  • The best CPU for gaming in 2021
  • Faster than the Core i9 11900K
  • Support for DDR5 and PCI-Express 5.0
  • 10 nanometer production process

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • DDR5 option drives up pricing
  • Prices likely to be initially high
  • Still more power-hungry than Ryzen
  • No CPU cooler included