So essentially, Intel once again takes its place at the top (and AMD will again have no choice but to compete on price), because according to other sources and rumors…
- Coffee Lake tops Ryzen on multithreaded performance despite having less cores
- Coffee Lake crushes Ryzen in single-threaded performance (still important for many tasks).
- Finally, Coffee Lake tops Ryzen in price/performance (the reported price is lower than the R7 1800 and perhaps even the 1700X).
So essentially, it pretty much makes it a no brainer for me to again go with Intel when it comes to a potential PC upgrade (there’s always waiting for Zen2, but I’ve had my current machine for several years now and might even decide to go AMD free). Still, props to AMD to at least making Intel come out with their biggest generational boost in nearly 10 years :).
Will the 8th gen be the best gen since Sandy Bridge or will it be like Kaby Lake?