I have thought about going AMD.. but I don't know.. last time I went to team red, I had pretty crappy performance with the CPU.. so I've been hesitant since. Does seem nowadays though, best bang for buck are all AMD CPUs.. will decide later on though when I do decide to upgrade my mobo and CPU.. will be based on performance at the time. Threadrippers and the new Ryzen 9 do peak my interest though.. ain't going to lie.
Threadrippers are not really that great for gaming unless you intend to play 10 games at once. AMD has made great strides and they're in the process of overtaking Intel because Intel hugely fucked up in their development line. For now it's the same as always: If you have money go Intel, if you want to save a bit but still have performance go AMD. This might change in the next 2 years depending on if Intel lets it happen.
Just don't try to be blinded by core and GHz numbers or theoretical and app benchmarks. AMD has all of those in the bag, yet they still lag slightly behind in raw gaming performance.
BTW you missed the most important thing. What kind of resolution are you playing on? If you're still on 1080p ditch it asap and go 1440p.
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