Brad or Paul or some of the other 'tech junkies' at Stardock (see Jafo) were going to build an AMD rig and if they liked it.
I'm not that much of a 'tech junkie' that I'd consider building an AMD machine. I've always used Intel since 8086 days so don't have an urge to change...
Thats not something to brag about, because in the years of Athlon XP/x64 AMD actually had superior consumer CPUs compared to Intel. I dont think thats going to repeat now, not to that extent at least, but currently it seems Ryzen is going to be pretty much on par with comparable Intel CPUs performance wise.
You would have to be hard fanboy to buy 6900K for 1100 EUROs now, when you can very likely have more or less equal performance for about 400 with Ryzen. It has nothing to do with being "tech junkie", its all about common sense.
@Larsenex> AMD just released their initial promo materials for Ryzen. They claim their Cinebench score to be 1600 points, which is actually slightly more than you can get with 6900K. My 6850k gets around 1310 at 4,2GHz and it was more expensive than top Ryzen is supposed to be. Unless you believe that AMD is shamelessly lying about these results, then there is no reason to buy any of the aforementioned Intel CPUs right now - Ryzen is going to be more sensible choice and Intel is going to need drop prices of their HEDT line-up anyway. So if you waited up until now, wait a bit longer.
Personally i am curious if the 6950x is going to drop from its sub-orbital price of 1800 EUROs to at least 1000 or ideally even less - i may sell my 6850k and get this one instead, if that happens.