I’ve recently caught up with the latest CPU news, and I was surprised to learn that AMD launched a new range of processors called Ryzen available for desktop computers. These new CPUs were well received by hardware reviewers, and AMD is now in a good position to give Intel a bit of much-needed competition.
Competition is good, and we have now ever more powerful processors at our disposal for fun or work. The progress of miniaturization is continuing without interruption, and Intel is already moving towards the 10 nm mark and below later this year.
So what do we have right now? Well, Intel continues to do very well with its line of Intel Core i7 processors. The current 7th generation is very popular, and you can see the excellent reviews on Amazon for the i7-7700K sold for less than $350.
If you decide to look beyond Intel’s offering, I can now recommend AMD’s latest and very powerful Ryzen desktop processors. You can get yourself an AMD Ryzen CPU for about $200 such as the Ryzen 5 1600, which should give your PC a huge speed boost, especially if your pair it with one of those newly released GeForce or Radeon graphics cards.