If talking about new Ryzen APU's, there is not much discussion about hyper-threading v. multi-core difference because both Ryzen and Intel has SMT (Intel calls it Hyper threading). Also today AMD has lot cooler CPU's than Intel has. Ryzen also has much better GPU that can be used for calculations if software supports.
Also because Ryzen is immune to Meltdown bug, it's somewhat impossible to recommend any Intel CPU right now.
Granted, the Meltdown/Spectre fiasco was widely publicized, but, seemingly more of a hypothetical exploit, vice one actually afflicting/affecting users...
As for your claimed "20x slowdown" alluded to in another thread...just curious what that was based on.... "Twenty X"?
(Intel is probably squirming with the news of your rescinding recommending any Intel processors; I'm sure you were recommending Intel processors hand over fist before this hypothetical Meltdown/Spectre bug was known... right?)
As for the post -OS patch perforrrnance, a few games even showed a 1% improvement in framerates..... The sky has really fallen on Spectre!
I'll eagerly await your '20x' clarification, undoubtedly coming soon....
(Have you seen the leaked slide where AMD concedes it's new 2700X will be on average about 7% slower if using a GTX1080? Granted, the slide is unconfirmed, but the difference was up to almost 100 fps in some games. Can't imagine the difference being lower if a faster GPU such as a 1080Ti were used...)
Edited by britechguy, 09 March 2018 - 02:44 PM.
Split from thread asking about AMD vs. Intel processors for basic office computing tasks. While this may be an interesting conversation, it has nothing to do with the original question.