Not many forum topics here these days, and I'm curious about this one, so why not? Has anyone bought/built an AMD Ryzen desktop? Their high-end ($320 - $500) 8-core line came out in March, and their mid-range 4 ($170 - $200) to 6 ($220 - $250) core line came out a week or two ago, and overall they seem like really good value compared to Intel's CPUs IMO, with few weaknesses, and those they do have not being major. Definitely way more competitive than AMD's previous offerings. While I'd definitely go with a Ryzen CPU if I built a new computer at this point in time, so far I don't actually need an upgrade (from my Core i5 2500k), and thus I haven't yet. Still, wondering if anyone else has. In short, for what Intel charges for a high-end quad (7700K) or entry-level hex core, I can get an 8-core for AMD that is almost as good in single-threaded applications as well (and better than my 2500K), whereas what Intel charges for a mainstream quad (7600K) will get you a hex-core for AMD instead. And the Ryzen 5 quads are also competitive with their direct Core i5 competitors, if not as obviously superior as their higher-end cousins. But they still have two threads per core, versus one from Intel at that price point. I believe the low-end series is due to come out later this quarter. Not sure of its configuration yet, but looking forward to it; I suspect it may make quad-core the entry level instead of the dual-core Intel offers with its i3 and Pentium processors. Mobile processors are due in the second half; my guess is third quarter. That could also be a nice shake-up if quad-core becomes standard in laptops.