AMD Ryzen 5 Knocks Out Intel Kaby Lake to Emerge as the Best CPU in a Decade

While the actual of impact AMD’s latest Ryzen CPU line up on the company’s bottom line is yet to be thoroughly evaluated, it seems the company has found a cash cow in Ryzen 5. At least that’s the conclusion one must draw from the results of a recently conducted survey.

According to the survey by 3DCenter, the new AMD Ryzen 5 CPU lineup is the best-received CPU product launched in almost a decade — or, more specifically, since the start of these annual surveys in 2010.

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Now, let’s delve into the numbers:

A whopping 84% of the participants in the 3DCenter survey expressed a “positive” view on Ryzen 5, while 17.5% were by and largely indifferent. Only 6.7% had a negative impression of the product.

To put those numbers into perspective, just about 12% respondents had a positive outlook on Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs. 45.3% said they were indifferent while 42.7% expressed negative views on Kaby Lake.

AMD Ryzen 5 tops the chart of best CPUs since 2010, Ryzen 7 comes second

The survey also included Ryzen 7 and judging by all the responses, the flagship lineup emerged as second best CPUs since 2010. 74.6% of those surveyed said they were happy with Ryzen 7, with 17.5% expressing indifference and only 7.9% responding negatively about the product.

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Simply put, the survey reflects what pretty much everybody has anticipated all along. Ryzen is basically demolishing its Intel counterparts with a much higher performance-per-dollar value. In fact, the only Intel CPU that somewhat contends with Ryzen is the Sandy Bridge lineup.

When asked which product they had an interest in actually purchasing, the majority of the respondents said Ryzen 7, followed by Ryzen 5 and Sandy Bridge.

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