AMD’s Ryzen 7 series of processors is launching on March 2. They range in price from $329 to $499. AMD hopes they’ll be able to directly compete with Intel’s high-performance processors, despite costing a lot less.


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The problem is that AMD’s processors have always lagged behind Intel’s in IPC, meaning that for processor-intensive tasks, AMD chips often fall far behind.  If they can compete equally in that regard at a far lower cost, it would be a real coup.