So we should be upset that reviewers and games don't test situations favorable to AMD?Now that there is finally an affordable processor with more than four cores I hope game studios are pushed to better optimize their games for more cores. We know what well threaded games should look like - BF 1, for example. We just need reviewers to call games out that don't take advantage of it.
Just because this CPU is affordable doesn't mean gamers will buy it in droves.
It's an 8 core CPU that does worse in gaming than an i7 7700k. This will NOT make a huge factor for gaming.
This really has to do with INTEL and the massive installed base of those with 4 threaded CPUs or less. If you want to look at people, look at all those people who have been CONTINUOUSLY buying the i5. Studios are not going to abandon that installed base just to cater to you few individuals who have highly threaded CPUs.
Good luck with that gamble.
If I'm getting a new gaming CPU right now, it's a 6800k or i7 7700k. It's a no brainer.
Ryzen 5 is the only CPU I see being interesting for gaming and that's more for budget gaming. Otherwise, I see very little reason why you should get Ryzen 7 over Ryzen 5 just like there is little reason you should get a 6900k over an i7 7700k. For GAMING.