Nice review! Extra points for "Frag Harder Disco Lights". I also actually LIKED that you just "threw" it on the motherboard and did a "quick and dirty" overclock, as, I think, that's what most people will be doing. My opinion? This is AMD going toe-to-toe with Intel for the first time in GENERATIONS of processors! AMD has always been looked at as being somewhat inferior to Intel, and this sounds like it's a real game changer! I have been leaning AMD for a while now, given Intel's attitude and their handling of the Meltdown/Spectre issue. This chip seals the deal. I will be either using a Ryzen 2 or Threadripper 2 in my next system! (soon, sooooooon!) Now I just have to wait to see what AMD has up their sleeves for graphics cards this fall! I am really looking forward to going back to "Team Red"!