Editors Liked

  • Workstation and productivity applications
  • Feature-packed X299 platform
  • Strong performance
  • Far easier overclocking than Haswell and Broadwell
  • 10 cores and 20 processing threads, for $700 less than last year's comparable chip

Editors Didn't Like

  • Performance regression in some games
  • Pricing may change when ThreadRipper arrives
  • Hot thermals
  • Software optimisations needed
  • Pricey