We’re pretty close to 2 March 2017, aren’t we? Ryzen is on the… horizon! Yeah, I know, that’s really cheesy, but perhaps that’s what AMD’s marketing teams were aiming for – meme-worthy material. But it’s close. Real close. Close enough that AMD felt confident enough to release some teaser benchmarks and recommended pricing for the US market way ahead of time. Along with the price leaks, spec leaks, and motherboard leaks that we have to go on, what we can glean from all this is that AMD is once again competitive with Intel’s latest and greatest chips in the consumer market, and that it will be disruptive and more affordable. But that begs a new question I have for myself and you: do we owe it to AMD to buy their hardware if they steal Intel’s thunder?