Pioneer 109 here, and it gives a decent overspeed to 12x on CMC MAG AE1
Very much "horses for courses", but I'd say CMC MAG AE1 (resonable examples of) in a drive that doesn't hate it, is about the best "budget" media you can get.... there are some better, but many worse.
Trouble with CMC coded media, you could end up with a newer code that your drive doesn't get on with.
Of course, it's not up to the standard of TYG02, but with a good media/drive match, the best CMC is tier 2, but the worst can slip down to 3 or 4.
CMC used to make some truly awful CD-R, though a few brands reached "adequate".
Ritek also went from being a joke, to being ok, to being dragged back to the level of their worst - G05 seems to be a particular disaster in short/medium term degradation