How the Hate began

The year was 2017. Intel had been selling their flagship model Core i7-7700K for an unbelievable profit gains. The 7700K was the gaming king and from their perspective, life was good. AMD had no actual competition in the CPU market because of the messy FX-CPU lineup. Last time Intel had to innovate was in 2010s when the only competitive products were the Phenoms. But in 2017, AMD announched the first generation of Ryzen family. Competitive pricing up to 8-core, 16-thread systems for consumers. This offer is something Intel still in 2020 fails to understand.

During the Q3 of 2017, benchmarks of Ryzen powered PCs started to float in the PC community. For years, all systems configurations with CPUs above four cores was a thing that not many consumers wanted to invest in. Not just because of the price point exceeding thousands of dollars, but the actual benefit in gaming. There were games that could use more horsepower, but it was a minority.

Thanks to independent media of Youtube, the vanguard PC-enthusiastics were able to show consumers real, transparent and factual data. The Ryzen CPU family was well adapted, the average consumer did not have problems building and or installing these configurations. For sub 300 EUR, the 8-core Ryzens were an amazing offer. Let's not forget about the 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 1600 either. Providing gaming results similiar to Intel's Haswell CPUs on an upgradeable platform, people could not be happier with them.

But not everyone were happy with the Ryzen family

A huge mess could be seen in the horizon of PC-community, mostly created and brought up by during the late summer of 2017. Some users spread hate and fake news across several platforms including Youtube and Reddit. In their perspective, only Intel should be bought. People only use 4 cores, professional work is only meant for Intel CPUs. This opinion, though, changed quickly in 2018 when the Core i7-8700K was launched to compete with AMD's 2nd generation of Ryzen processors. When comparing CPUs and searching the web via Google, the result is often the first option to click through. This caused Userbenchmark to claim huge website traffic from it's early days, and nothing could make it worse than inexperienced editors at their website.

These hardcore fanboys had nothing in their mind but to bash AMD as much as they could. Luckily for consumers, the users of several platforms were able to point out this to Youtube's most-viewed tech channels. From years 2013 to 2017 Userbenchmarks' gathered data was somewhat accurate, but ever since from 2017 to 2020 it's mostly considered as satire. Their CPU ranking system, for example, has been discovered as flawed. When the Ryzen CPU family launched and people used Userbenchmarks' benchmark tool, only Ryzen CPU's could be seen placing as the top 20 CPU's. We all know, when comparing a 1st gen Ryzen to a heaving overclocked 7700K, the Intel counterpart gets the better average FPS.

With the Userbenchmarks' benchmarking tool, AMDs 2nd generation of Ryzen CPUs caused the same problem. At this point, the developers of Userbenchmark understood that no error of this level shall be seen again. It was time to create some manual, enchanting code to keep all of the Ryzen CPUs a bit or more below Intel's offerings. This act was the last acceptable nail in their software to express it as a legitimate software, according to the Internet. The 3rd generation of AMD's Ryzen CPU's did not cause that big of a mess in their CPU ranking system, if we exclude the fanfiction created by their top-griefers.

The 3rd generation of Ryzen CPUs made it even worse

A fresh CPU lineup based on TSMC's new 7nm node brought even higher IPC for Ryzen. The Zephyrus laptops with brand new AMD Mobile Ryzen 4000 series CPUs, with stronger IPC and better battery life that was never seen before caused a new storm at But this was not enough, AMD released the 3rd gen quad-cores that really really hurt Userbenchmark's feelings.

For entry level, the Ryzen 3 3300X is a great buy. This CPU is targeted at people who are new on the PC-platform, altough not if you believe Userbenchmark. You can see our 3300X fact-checking review here. Currently the situation with the 4900 series is same. Unfortunately cannot reach their hands to these precious products, according to their data.