I'm impressed at the price to performance numbers of this particular CPU. It's pretty much Ryzen 7 with better memory bandwidth, two / four cores hacked off and at a better price point. Many of the issues that confronted AMD in the Ryzen 7 rollout still remain.
If anything, this CPU really moved the market forward. Realistically, Intel should have released CPUs with these core counts when they initially went to 14nm a couple of years ago instead of milking the market and not putting money into RnD in order to inflate their annual financial statements. Now they're rushing to remedy this with the possible release of Kabylake+ and then the release of Coffeelake in time for Xmas this year.
Hopefully everything will be resolved in AMD's very immature architecture with some additional microcode updates or in the next generation of Ryzen.