Ryzen literally smashed the CPU world at the release of their ryzen CPUs. From the first Gen. to the latest Gen. I was planning to purchase a desktop PC and upgrade my PC. I was thinking of Intel's newest gen of i7 perhaps an i9 yet I was surprised by how many cores, threads and the affordability of Ryzen cpus. I used to work on i7 PCs and I have seen their capability and productivity, eventually gaming experiences in the long run even if a new gen of cpu is released. On the other hand, I used to have an AMD desktop, it was the latest at that point and it was literally smashed by intel's newest gen of cpus which made me realize it wasn't performing better in the long run which made me switched to intel. However, in today's CPU market Ryzen cpus are combating the intel processors. I was planning to buy an Ryzen 5 3600 and I am confused as to buy an ryzen or buy an 8th gen or 9th gen i7.