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It's like i7-8700 But with 10% lower frequency, for Half Price!! xD
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
Lets make this short as possible..
Ryzen 5 - 2600 Is: 6 Cores & 12 Threads boost to 3.9 (single core) While all cores are 3.7GHz
Intel i7 - 8700 is: 6 Cores & 12 Threads boost to 4.6 GHz (single core) While all cores are all cores 4.3GHz
But still, you can OC with like $20 after market cooler and turbo all cores to 4.0 GHz instead of 3.7GHz
The cooler came with it, is an ok (reached 75c in stress test) But in games it's reaching 60c
AMD not only have super value CPUs..
But also have Super value Motherboards
B450 for example is $70 to $130 but support 1st Ryzen Gen, Second Ryzen Gen, and Third Ryzen Gen (probably even 4th Ryzen Gen)
In other other hand, all Intel Motherboards (Z170, Z270, Z370) are supporting 2 Generations only
So yeah, you Pay like $200 for Ryzen CPU + $100 Mobo ($300 total)
While Intel you pay $350 to $400 for CPU + $150 Mobo ($500 to $550 total)
Hope that clear up your mind xD