Please remember that any mention of competitors, hinting at competitors or offering to provide details of competitors will result in an account suspension. The full rules can be found under the 'Terms and Rules' link in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just don't mention competitors in any way, shape or form and you'll be OK.
Ofcourse not, GPU is the most important thing, better save money for stronger GPU, it will give you much bigger boost than cpu. With current situation in gpu segment every dollar more in pocket is good. Anyone who is considering to change cpu wait for Zen 4, it will give huge boost, but still GPU will give more.Question now is it worth us 5600X owners switching or sticking?
That's probably per 1,000 price so individual units will cost more, and for years GBP price has always been just a 1:1 swap from USD. So even removing stock levels from the equation, UK price would be about £500.The official retail price for the 12900F is $464.00 - $494.00, or as low as £342-£364 + VAT. So the UK price should be closer to £400.
We've seen this a lot with Intel boards since Comet Lake. For whatever reason, Intel boards are just silly money across the board. Even the supposed budget chipsets have been north of £100 and even then have been comparatively junk next to same-tier AM4 boards and previous-gen Intel boards.Equivalent B550 is half the price, from the same manufacturer, is this becoming the GPU market where the manufacturers are just scalping the public now?
More realistic power consumption numbers here. Around 117 watts for 6 core Alder Lake, quad core max power usage is around 89 watts. Link:
Does seem like Intel is still understating the power usage, based on this:
The 12100 / 12100f might've been a good stop cap CPU, until Raptor Lake, but it's priced at £120-£150 at the moment. Hopefully they will bring the prices down...
Looking at the locked 12900 and 12900F, the prices seem really high (>£500), with poor availability in the UK right now...