it is really a big improvement in key areas where amd cpu's were incredibly weak against even older and lower end intel chips. but as sure as a bear shits in teh woods it was all too predictible that amd's in house benches to sell preorders of the chips were the most overly favourable to themselves in ways that don't quite pan out in more useful or cpu heavy game applications and tasks.
throw in that ryzen sees the return of archaic old school ram compatbility considerations that will be a major shocker to anyone who started buildin their own PCs after say 2006 and it ends up being a bit of a headshaker.
and while TDP and PPW have improved measuably over the fx line up's terrible metrics in these areas, they still do pretty poorly vs even older intel offerings at load.
in anycase this may have more than just amd fanboys considering amd as a viable alternative to intel once more, or once in the wild it might prove to further erode consumer confidence in teh AMD brand in ways that weren't evident in past product's launch reviews and only showed themselves once in teh wild (see bulldozer).
one of the big hype for this cpu they show in particular is it's perforamcen per dollar vs intel's $1k chips, but in most widely used scenarios it's more likely to compete with and underperform against intel's much cheaper and more comparable if not cheaper in price chips.
so unless you wanna spend $700 to have a bit faster hand brake conversions, you're still probably best to spend your cpu money on intel - especially if you play games that depend heavily on strong cpu power like mmorpg's and other open world games.