I like that Ryzen is bringing the baseline gaming/casual performance to the level of an overclocked Skylake i7, or newer overclocked i5, or well overclocked Haswell i7. And since they come pre overclocked, college freshmen kids can get this performance out of the box on their first build with little time spent on research. That's by no means bad, it raises the minimum. I wish the max would go up more for gaming/casual but what can you do?
Sure some may be thinking "yeah, welcome to 2013 Intel" when they read people going bananas over performance they've personally seen for half a decade, but this is coming to everybody, not just enthusiasts.
The performance is there regardless if the last 100mhz advertised is hit or not. They are good enough chips that top end Intel can be considered an effective sidegrade for the gaming/casual crowd.
But AMD is being intentionally misleading on "Max Boost Clocks". People think of these as being the same as what "Boost Clocks" have been since forever with the exception of AMD GPUs since Vega. They are more honestly described as "boost clocks if conditions are right and you are lucky". The "boost clocks" of Zen2 as Nvidia/Intel users are concerned are less than advertised, even if the performance is there.
Don't know what AMD can do about it. Public statement? Admonish hypsters like Adored and wccf? Put up a chart of minimum expected boost for specific applications up on their website? The performance is there, just not the implied mhz.
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