Originally Posted by andrews2547
Yes, but only if Intel stay competitive.
With current trends of people saying/doing things like "I oNlY bY aMd BeCaUsE tHeY'rE tHe UnDeRdOg TaKe ThAt InTeL" AMD is going to end up in the same position as Intel was in 2013-2017 where there is 0 competition and AMD will be able to do whatever they want, and they will end up being like Intel where there's very little improvements in performance with significant price increases. If someone thinks AMD won't do that because "AMD is our friends" you'll be in a bad surprise should this happen and we end up with $250 entry level AMD CPUs.
I agree with this.
I'm worried about this "I have the best CPU on the market so let's push the price to the stars" because with this behave
nothing good can happen.
If you open your eyes, calm down and think on how faster those CPUs are, does they really worth all that money over previous generations?
Try to think on the graphs you see from the various benchmark, how much time will you save from those CPUs even if you are a professional.
Many graphs shows an advantage but many of them shows some seconds of difference, other some minutes but at the end of the day, how many time you will safe in a real world usage?
I'm a computer scientist, I work for one of the big 5 in tech and I serve as a software architect.
Mosts of my collegues, develop their software on laptops then uses servers for heavy tasks.
Robert from AMD talks about code compiling as an infinite task, probably robert never written a line of code.
Compilers are always more efficient and it is really rare to wait more than a minute in a build because you never need to build all the project from scratch.
Most of the time you only need to compile what you developed in the last minutes/hours, and this is surely a really fast task even on a laptop.
I have other collegues working on data science projects, artificial intelligence, those are people who move those tech forward,
they code on laptops!
Mosts of the real professionals does not use desktop or workstations for heavy task, so what is the point of those cpus at those prices?
What are the real world scenarios that justify those prices?
Probably there is some sense in the cinema/movies industry and not that much because even there, mosts of the rendering are made server side.
The fairy tale that Blur studios said about the terminator movie is a fairy tale, a good CG artists needs a 3900X with a good GPU to get his job done,
there is no software that uses all that cores during "the creative process", the final brute force rendering must be done offline and server side.
So I don't trust the Blur studios fairytale.
If those CPUs can't improve our workload, what are the sense of those prices?
If you are one of the few who can say, I save money on a 3970X, surely there are some of those people not saying the opposite,
can you please share with us the reason why you save money with that CPU please?