Jango52517 reacted to
KarathKasun in Upgrading an old build from somewhere around 2012
If you are not getting a CPU strictly for gaming, get the same priced AMD chip. Tiny bit behind in gaming, way ahead in other things... especially on the video side of things.
CPU compatibility issues havent been an issue with a new CPU for a decade or more, unless you count first gen Ryzen being kinda picky about memory if going above ~2400 at launch.
If you count feature checkboxes, Ryzen is ahead currently as it supports PCIe 4.0. 5GB/s SSD transfers are possible because of this, up from 2.5GB/s.