AMD`s Ryzen Cpu`s are finaly for sale in South Africa. The new offering for team Red is very cost compedative with Intel`s offerings.


Here is a table for Cost to Perfomce

AMD Processor AMD Passmark AMD Price Intel Processor Intel Passmark Intel Price
AMD Ryzen 3 1200  7,131 R1733.00  Core I3-7100  5,893  R1796.00
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X  7,803 R2126.00  Core I3-7300  6,479  R2393.00
AMD Ryzen 5 1400  8,462 R2621.00  Core I3-7300  6,479  R2393.00
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X  10,523 R2963.00  Core I3-7350K  6,752  R2907.00
AMD Ryzen 5 1600  12,360 R3533.00  Core I5-7600  8,863  R3591.00
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X  13,174 R3875.00  Core I5-7600K  9,274  R3819.00
AMD Ryzen 7 1700  13,793 R4901.00  Core I7-7700K  12,133  R5529.00
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X  14,631 R5699.00  Core I7-7800X  14,594  R5871.00
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X  15,444 R7353.00  Core I7-6800K  13,626  R7011.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X  20,820 R13451.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x 22,460 R16757.00  Core I9 7900X  22,999  R15765.00

All prices INC VAT.

Intel`s new Core I7-8700K was benchmarked by a sneaky YouTuber on Saturday 09/09/2017 and the results were very underwhelming.

I7 8700K Bench
I7 8700K Bench


As you can see by this Cinebench score the Multi-threaded performance from Intel’s new processor is performing Far below AMD`s Ryzen 7 Processor with should be about the same price when they realise here in South Africa.

That being said the real world and gaming performance should still go the way of Intel because Intel still has far better single core performance and most application is still only optimized for the team Blue’s processor.