Intel Kaby Lake CPUs are old news now considering that Coffee Lake CPUs are out now. It seems that Intel is trying to show how Intel Kaby Lake has the upper hand as compared to AMD Ryzen series. Whether or not this is true, I will leave that up to you but I will say that the Intel i3 7350K does not equal the AMD Ryzen 5 1600.
The Intel i3 7350K features 2 cores while the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 features 6 cores. Even though the Intel i3 7350K features an unlocked multiplier I do not see how the CPU is able to perform better than a CPU that has 4 more cores, not to mention additional threads as well. Talking about price, the 7350K is not worth the money considering the 2 cores that it has and you also need a Z series motherboard.
There is a lot to consider when talking about the Intel i3 7350K but like me, many other reviews have already stated that the CPU is not worth the money. You can check out the marketing material below:
I have to say that Intel might have the upper hand when it comes to single threaded performance but AMD Ryzen has multiple cores and threads which give the AMD Ryzen series an upper hand in more ways than you can think. If you are a creator then it is more than likely that you will need multiple cores rather than single core performance.
This marketing might not be the best. We blame AMD for false marketing but in this case, I guess Intel is the one that should check their numbers and go back to the drawing board.
Let us know what you think about Intel Kaby Lake CPUs and whether or not you think they can still compete with the AMD Ryzen series CPUs.