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This part looks to be roughly the equivalent of an 8700k, except for a small deficit in gaming. Likely to do with lower boost clocks.
AMD is going to clean house in servers probably with more cores, more efficiency, and similar or better IPC, but desktop users can expect a lateral upgrade (at least in gaming) when compared to high end intel parts.
If intel lowers prices to match AMD I think they can stay competitive in desktops. The real story is that this particular model will be a 200$ chip, while offering more threads and higher clock speed to Intel's comparable 9600k at 250$.