Originally Posted by cam51037
But now at it's price of $400, it's only $50 more than a 4770k for very similar performance. I think that's a fair deal, but if it dropped price to match a 4770k that would be even better. If someone wants to get AMD's flagship CPU, $400 is a decently fair price, and I beg to differ that it's "not quite as terrible as before" - with this price you can buy 2 9590's for the original price of one, and being only $50 more than a 4770k, I think it's in it's hype still right now, but we'll see another price drop soon enough, hopefully to match a 4770k or lower.
$50 more for
-worse single thread performance
-similar multithreaded performance
-much worse mobos with outdated featuresets
-higher cost mobos (the 9590 isn't going to run on a crappy board)
-much higher power consumption
-very limited OCing headroom
-high cooling requirements
No I'm pretty sure it still qualifies as bad if not terrible.
Not saying that people can't buy one if they want but arguing for its value is just silly. If you want an AMD 8-core and care about value just go for the 8320 and OC it.