German technology site 3DCenter.org periodically conducts surveys to assess its readership’s views on processors that have recently been released. According to their latest survey analysis, AMD’s Ryzen 5 is by far the best received CPU launch in nearly a decade. 3DCenter started doing these surveys back in 2010.
The Ryzen 5 received an 83.9 per cent positive rating from the individuals polled, while 17.5 per cent were indifferent and only 6.7 per cent held a negative outlook on the product. More than 1800 readers participated in the survey.
For comparison, only 12 per cent had a positive view on Intel’s Kaby Lake, with 45.3 per cent indifferent towards the launch and 42.7 per cent having a negative view on the CPU.
AMD’s Ryzen processors received positive reviews overall, but there are two main issues that work to undermine the new CPUs. One is that the gaming performance is not up to the mark where many expected it to be, and the second is memory compatibility.
AMD already addressed the former, saying the gaming performance will increase in time as more developers start optimizing their games for Ryzen.
Back in March, the chipmaker announced working with the teams at Stardock and Oxide Games to optimize performance on Ashes of the Singularity. The result was a new build of the game that averaged a whopping 30% faster performance on the Ryzen 7 1800X CPU.
In regards to memory compatibility, a new Ryzen AGESA 1006 microcode is on its way that will enable the automated compatibility with more than 20 RAM kits.
Back to the topic at hand, only 4.3 per cent of the total survey participants find the Ryzen 5 CPUs expensive. Of course, the mainstream AMD processors come at sweet-spot pricing, epecially the Ryzen 5 1600, which offers up six cores and 12 threads at an incredible price of just $219 [Buy Now on Amazon].
The survey also asked participants to express their interest in actually buying the product, and in this area, Ryzen 7 took the lead, followed by Ryzen 5 and Sandy Bridge.
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