Premium product for friendly price.
This CPU is faster than expected, i had a 2200g before (few years old i5 performance+an integrateg basic gamer vga). That was crazy faster than my intel i3 laptop. But this cpu now makes a big difference again, it should be 33% faster on single core and way more than double on all core, (64 cores vs. cores 12 threads). It just feels more than 33% faster, i was not sure i will feel the difference, but this thing is powerful.
Do you need 6 core or 12 threads? 6 cores are great, the extra 6 threads is like two efficient additional core, it just makes the product feels premium.
And that is the pont you get premium product, premium single and multicore performance for 200 bucks, basically like a i7 8700k, which is perform similar than the i7-9700k, i forget about the integrated pci-e 4.0 and the new 7 nm process these all things makes it premium.
I really should have consider the r5 2600(x), but that is not a premium product, single core performance is limited, memory controller also limited, but it is not a big deal, old technology, that is fast, just not a premium product,
if somebody expect a decent manual overclock, will be dissaponted, most chip will not hit the 4300MHz on all core, prime95 stable, can be game stable, but not fully stable. Even decent cooling will not help a lot. It can be as fast as an intel on 4700MHz, but cannot hit a professionally cooled and/or delided, overclocked 8700k.
another pont, you will need a ryzen 3000 ready BIOS, older boards still can/will have a not compatible BIOS, so they need to be refresh by a not 3000 series CPU first, wich is not a big deal, but a hassle.