Originally Posted by Durquavian
Really. Did you just say that? You must know little of markets and supply and demand.
I did just say that. The 9590 is not worth $829. Deal with it.
Straight from the OP.
The cost to the end user will be between £650 and £700 and stores such as ARIA will have stock this week. This is significantly more expensive than Intel’s 3930K (£450) and slightly less expensive than their flagship 3970X (£850).
To put things into perspective, the Haswell Intel 4770K is retailing for £263.99 on ARIA. You could buy two 4770k processors along with some memory and a good power supply for the price of a single FX9590.
The only part I agree with you is that this is strictly a PR stunt for 5 GHZ. Whether it's going to get AMD positive PR is another story. which is probably why they're not sending out review samples.
The general consensus in this thread lets you know this is not a good value proposition from AMD, the majority of AMD & Intel users agree. It seems like you and one other person are adamant about justifying its price tag.
The whole supply and demand argument falls flat simply because there are other alternatives from both AMD & Intel. AMD users can just buy an 8350, buy an H100i, overclock it to 4.7, and voila you have a 9590 for $500 less.Edited by 2010rig - 7/15/13 at 5:00pm