Yes, you are. You do know the i5 does not have hyperthreading, and the R5s do, right? Much like the difference between an i7 and an i5 is hyperthreading (functionally)? I'm presuming you think there is no value to the i7s then either? You must think the 6950k is garbage too, considering it gets beaten by the i5 7600k in many games. Why spend $2,200 on a CPU when you can get a better one (by your standards) for $300?ES_Revenge wrote: ↑Mar 19th, 2017 4:58 pmUh okay then, whatever. The 6C/12T Ryzen may offer some value over the i5-K processors but going below the $300 price point (again not everyone wants to spend $300 on a processor) there's nothing really offered over an i5 other than crappy HT, hard to find boards, and what might be limited OCing. Big whoop. If the 1500X came in at $180 or something then you could talk but $250? Yeah right, I'm the "fanboy"
FWIW: I own (currently built and functioning) 5x 4790k, 1 x 4770k, an Intel core2duo something laptop, and an X2 255. Previously, had a Q6600, before that an X2 4800+, and a mix of stuff before that. See, I look at what's good at the time for the price, instead of trying to come up with special use cases to make my favourite brand look better. Like most people, I use my PCs for lots of things, and often it's best to look at what you foresee needing, and picking the parts that meet that need, instead of saying "what costs this much moneys and makes my games go fastest?".