Originally Posted by 1usmus
The release of these processors is postponed until the end of the year. This certainly sounds strange, but AMD itself has created problems. I really hope that in the performance of AM4 we will see only 12 streams maximum
Wow... This is surely disappointing. I really hope Threadripper's legacy lives forward and does not turn into some come and gone niche much like the Galaxy Fold...
As many other users have mentioned; Threadripper's validity is still there and will be perhaps, even if we are left with only the 2990WX for years
to come. There is truly nothing like it at the price point and AMD really owns this portion of the market for consumer grade products.
The only other option that comes close to what we desire is nearly 4X more expensive: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119192
...And to which at that point we'd be shelling out the extra $8,000 solely for the metallic 'Intel Inside' stickers...not performance. Not the mention the price gouging that occurs when something is branded for professional/non-consumer grade use.
We've really been lucky to have the Threadripper line up to be able to obtain the performance benefits to the likes of which only would have only been in the reach of the extremely wealthy and companies.
I hate to be so pessimistic and fear monger but this has put the worry in me for the premium amount of money I invested into a platform that was presented to be more future proof than most. Though none the less extremely valuable currently, it would just be ever so slightly less so...