Sorry to break it to you but AMD surpassed intel multiple times in the last 2 or so years. There are already comparisons online, for literally half the price you get about the same single core performance, and ridiculously better multi core performance. AMD is dominating the market right now if you aren't aware btw. Intel is continuing to have shitty ass security breaches and still releasing recyled old ass cpus. You can OC every ryzen cpu (if you are using anything above 20 series mobos) and you don't have to buy an unlocked cou just to OC it, and you can OC with ryzen stock cooler and it's not really bad, compared to intel cooler which can't even cool the stock cpu, that's a huge fucking plus. I know more than 20-25 people personally who use ryzens, and none and i mean NONE had any problems with their cpus. It's your own loss that you're using a shitty old ass mediocre intel cpu, and honestly that's not my problem. Idk wtf they tell you in intel fans subreddit, but in real life ryzen series fucking destroy intel in any price range, and threadripper series fucking rips apart anyhing intel has in that price range.