Editors Liked

  • Significant performance boost vs. 1800X
  • Better memory and cache performance
  • All chips unlocked
  • Improved overclocking margins
  • Excellent all round performance
  • CPU cooler with RGB lighting included
  • Lots of motherboard choice
  • Reasonably priced

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited overclocking headroom
  • Still slower clock speeds than Intel
  • Single-thread is better but not great
  • Lacks integrated graphics
  • Highest-energy draw on load
  • Temperatures did reach into the 60s with the stock cooler at stock
  • Memory frequency still far too dependent on CPU IMC sample