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AMD Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000) - *** NO COMPETITOR HINTING ***

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Jamin280672, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. StriderX

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    If all you want to do is have a stable platform for 3600-3900x (dunno about 3950x, probably wouldnt risk it) then i don't see the point, and frankly the reasons for getting a X570 are really niche.

    The fact that PCIE 5, DDR5 and what not are coming soon, these boards are clearly priced with that in mind, the fact is that AMD wanted the older boards to be compatible, so the new boards have to price that availability in as well, especially on the thicc ego booster boards.
     
  2. robfosters

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    I can’t see how gouging can happen if stock is sufficient. You gouge and people will go elsewhere.
     
  3. Martini1991

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    I'd much rather see an AMD official thing about pre-orders before believing it.
    They're not really standard.

    But we'll see if they happen tomorrow then. I'll be very surprised if they're readily available to pre order.
     
  4. Martini1991

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    Stock is the kicker really.
    2500K was the CPU that stands out most to me as a popular CPU that got gouged.
     
  5. humbug

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    There have been some low end ASUS X570 pricing leaks.

    ASUS Prime X570-P $160
    ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus $170
    ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi 6 $185

    No doubt MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte and others will also have X570 boards for around $150.
     
  6. humbug

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    $160

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  7. robfosters

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    Gigabytes gaming X will be about £150. Aorus boards starting at around £220 for the elite.
     
  8. Martini1991

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    That looks crap :p
     
  9. robfosters

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    That is one butt ugly board
     
  10. humbug

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    I agree it is but then again low end ASUS boards do look crap.

    The point is you can get £150 X570 board's, i think the MSI and Gigabyte ones will look better.
     
  11. benjii

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    I'm a bit behind on all the leaks and stuff. I know there's been some benchmarks that show the 3800X beating the 9900k in work loads. Have there been any that compare IPC?
     
  12. Zeed

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  13. humbug

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  14. Martini1991

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    £150 isn't low end.
    I bought an Asus Hero on socket 1151 for that type of money lol.
     
  15. humbug

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  16. Nerusy

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    I was going to go for top line x570 board but then prices started coming out, £777 for top line ones if not more. The pricing seems absurd. I am not proficient in tech so I cannot wrap my head around the £600 difference from £150 base entry x570 boards.

    Would it be possible to get a x570 motherboard with good vram, very good audio chip and integrated wifi, or premium boards for £700 is the only way to get those things?
     
  17. robfosters

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    Cheaper boards will have all those. No need to spend silly money.
     
  18. humbug

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    The £200 board above has 10 + 2 VRMs and up rated ALC887 Audio.

    You don't need to spend £700 on a board to get a good one.

    Board vendors have said they are already selling more 400 series boards than they are Intel and I think they have very high expectations from Ryzen 3000 so all the "premium" marketing BS is moving to where they think the bulk of sales are going to come from, they are predicting a shift from Intel to AMD.

    Boards over £300 are going to be full of flimflam marketing and little more, don't buy them, don't justify the pricing.
     
  19. StriderX

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    Honestly things like the godlike is obviously for the ultra-super-mega niche extreme overclocking crowd, plus a few whales who dont care about the money they spend.
     
  20. DragonQ

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    I already did, it's the literal name of the CPU.