What type of hardware does Second Life favor? in General Second Life Tech Discussion Posted October 7, 2018 The offerings from AMD are not really suitable for a dedicated SL rig. The Ryzen and Ryzen2 CPUs are multicore monsters that can eat Intels for lunch in certain situations like workstation and rendering machines but SL is a single threaded application first appearing in 2003 and although vastly better than back then, it still runs best on a fast CPU with a few cores. Running SL on 28 cores only doing 1.8ghz will be a very disappointing experience compared to a 6 core 8700k easily overclocked to 5ghz or a 4 core 7700k overclocked to 4.7ghz. SL is like most games needing a fast CPU and can only really use a few cores at most. If you need an editing rig for videos that you use for SL too then a Ryzen may just be the ticket but for just running SL, the price per performance is atrocious.