Enthusiast Platform Lineup
Intel and AMD have been sharpening their focus around the enthusiast market. Intel this spring launched its new Core X platform to equip gamers in the enthusiast segments with extreme performance and mega-tasking capacities. This platform goes head to head with AMD's recently released Threadripper Ryzen processors, which are also targeted at gamers and content creation.
Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., and Sunnyvale, Calib.-based AMD have good reason to battle it out for the enthusiast market. According to Intel, gamers and enthusiast customers represent a market that could grow up to 20 percent yearly, despite an overall sluggish PC market.
Following is a head-to-head comparison between Intel and AMD's new enthusiast platforms.