- Dec 18, 2000
I've had Zen, Zen+, and i7-8700K setups over the past several years. While all were/are fine, the 5 GHz 6C/12T i7-8700K was the best performer for me as 8C/16T is overkill for my needs and the 6C/12T Ryzens are close to 1 GHz slower with similar IPC. Zen 2 is almost here, but since it's a significant architecture change you just have to hope AMD doesn't fumble the launch with early adopter issues. It took about 6 months for the original Ryzen CPUs and motherboards to get sorted out.