Originally Posted by AdmiralDonut
Why would anyone compare the R5's to an i7 7700k? The R5's are the mid range, just like intels i5's, so lets compare apples to apples shall we.
That is the thing, apples to apples CPU core/thread count wise we are talking i7 competition.
Considering pricing it is likely to be more of an i5 comparison. You can't not compare it to both.
As I said in the article it is a moot point, as it will likely come at a price that is close to half the price of the 7700K, so that is where the best budget gaming performance will be.
Yeah Intel has the clock speed lead, but people forget that there is a difference between enough for gaming and the best at gaming.