By the time it comes out it'll be time for me to upgrade/trade one of our gaming station systems - I've been waiting a while for AMD to come out with a truly competitive CPU/platform, back in the p200 days they were cheaper and faster than Intel, but have never really been so since then, at least not by a significant margin, and in recent years, Intel and nVidia has been easily the better option. The last AMD anything I ran was a 7970 pair of cards, that was 4 or 5 years ago.
I have a couple 6850 Broadwell E systems and a 6700k right now, and will probably replace the 4th machine with an 1800/x if all works out as the media has said so far regarding Ryzen performance/cost ratio.
The best thing is IMO is that the haircut we've all been paying, the "performance tax" Intel has been able to charge, will be cut somewhat. Intel will HAVE to reduce prices to be competitive still. I much prefer having AMD close to or better than Intel in terms of bang/buck, as it's good for both companies overall, and the end users (us) benefit from it.
I do wish AMD would now come out with a GPU that truly would rival the 1080/ti/TitanXP, as building an "all AMD" system would be my preference, but I won't hold my breath.
Picking up a new ROG Swift 4k/144hz shortly, have a few of the other Swift models and have been happy so far with them, so I'll likely stick with nVidia GPU due to the Gsync compatibility with my panels.
edit - Heh, funny, just as I was writing this an email form Canada Computers came in with their Ryz pricing. $659 for the 1800x w/WraithSpire cooler. $524 and $434 for the 1700x and 1700.
Xtrema is right really, if you really only play games and don't do piles of long video/audio/etc encoding or other laborious things, it's still a GPU world. I can plunk any of my current GPUs into my oldest remaining box, 5930k x79, and it doesn't lose much more than a few percent, and at a max 15 to 20% with the odd rare game, FPS wise on dozens of games, compared to the 6850 and 6700k platforms.
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