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That's because it's future proof. AMD are never going to beat Intel pound-for-pound with older games, but newer games ryzen is going to shine. The old maxim "games only use at most 4 threads" is going to crumble.Actually they are beginning to own the gaming community as well, especially thanks to its multiple cores, for streaming, and not just that, most new builds i see lately are focused on Ryzen, and the most recommendations are made in Ryzen's favor, in fact the only Intel CPU that still has some recommendations going for it is the G4560 and even that is with the idea in mind "if you don't want to wait for Ryzen 3". Its pretty crazy lol.
At the moment a brand new 16/32 core/thread i9 is going to set you back $1700. Nearly twice as much.
The only way Intel are going to compete is heavily cutting the cost of their processors. All around this is going to help prices no end.