Discussion in 'CPUs' started by The Old School Gamer, May 23, 2020.
They are released on the 7'th
Cheers. I was under the impression that reviews should hit a bit early so was wondering why the delay.
Because there is nothing to review except a minor performance bump and AMD know full well that they provide no tangible value over the previous CPU's, which will themselves also be even cheaper and better value now. If I were them I would also delay the reviews as long as I could.
Was the original price a miss type cause that place has them at £420 not £320 :/
I find that Reddit /r/AMD is useful for these sorts of things.
Generally review embargo is normally the same time as the retail embargo, or at least it has been for recent product releases.
Ah interesting. I've never used Reddit in my life tbh. Edit: seems back to normal/higher price again now there too since it's not doing anything that says it should. Ah well. Was after a chip but that pain.
Reddit is an amazing resource, I use it a lot now.
Fair, at least gives me another resource to look for info. Shame missed out on the deal but ah well
I can’t understand why my bot didn’t go on a buying frenzy.
The discount only got applied upon checkout so maybe can't do that as it wasn't front end?
Possibly, but it didn’t even make an attempt.
Unless it was one of those sign up, give fifty websites all your data/leave a dozen reviews/mail in five rebate applications type of things.
From what was read on the Reddit after getting pointed that way it was add to cart and discount is added there automatically upon checkout/payment page.
I can’t understand why it hasn’t gone after that. That said I had the Internet drop out a couple of times.
Price creeping up already, 3900XT up £20 on the ocuk page. Couple of other places still list £479.99 but not many compared to a week ago. Can it go north of £500 this close to zen 3?
There will ALWAYS be some BS reason retailers and etailers can use to ratchet away at the price.
OCUK seem to be pretty bad for this lately and it appears to be hurting their reputation vs other retailers who are not price gouging anywhere near as much.
The reason AMD is releasing these is part of a marketing tactic. Because obviously now it means all tech sites will review them with latest chipset drivers and BIOS and compare to Intel's awful value Comet Lake.
So yeah, whilst the perf upgrade might just be 5%, they get a few more percent closer to Intel on top of that due to better drivers and memory tweaks since a year ago. Don't doubt that there has been small but noticeable gains in performance due to drivers since release.
I don't blame OCUK at all. And it won't certainly stop me from ordering from them. However I'll always search before I send payment. As it's either OCUK has stock and no others don't or they very regularly have deals and offers on. Check OCUKs twitter post for the giveaways and offers.
It's like the wirh x570 tomahawk, I've been waiting so long I was starting to hate my build looking at an Matx MB in my big P600S case lol. OCUK worked harder to get MSIs new X570, remember there is a pandemic still and OCUK are still a business who will also struggle, some of my friends have gone bankrup in recent weeks or will do.
I'm here to support OCUK but as a customer I get to choose if I decide to save some pennies to look after my pounds. I hope OCUK hasn't had to lay anyone off and are going to recover, give it time and prices will be right, just remember business are going to keep struggling, manufacturers and retailers and even us end users.
So I don't feel the need to say they're bad for something as they're following others in trying to survive, especially if everyone still has a job at OCUK.
I would love an 3900XT but I'm saving up for 4xxx(X)(XT) and 6900XT if it'll be called that.
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