Originally Posted by Shatun-Bear
That's a classic Intel defence; 'when price is not an issue, such and such product is recommended'. I know it's not your opinion btw, but from that reviewer, it's truly moronic. You can try to apply that thinking to anything that is horrendously bad value for money but has as little as one redeeming feature over the competition, even if it's trivial. And who is less sensitive to such a massively poorer value proposition over the competition? Just because people have money doesn't mean they're stupid. In fact, the more money an individual has seems to go hand in hand with becoming even more tight from my experience
Unless of course this review was written for the sheikh in that viral video throwing dollars up in the air. Because money is no issue for such folk. For the 99.9% everyone else, a massively poorer value proposition can't be overlooked because 'Intel'.
Why? Because you can't afford it, that makes it moronic? Boohoo. Cry intel a river.
Top of the line, on the edge of current performance, highly OCable, cost more, expensive to make (especially considering only 1500 pieces), and has only a certain purpose in mind for certain people.
Unlike the 2990x which is a general CPU for multiple usage of tasks, and targets the general workspace, this one is very specific, and hence, the high price as it also targets those with the wallets to purchase it over the 2990x, and are willing to pay it.
This is not a CPU for you, and you most likely will never own one, let alone see one for real. So what is your problem? Except jealousy?
And calling those people stupid... Unless you call every titan owner here on OCN as stupid. Some people here have 4 of the last generation. Are they all stupid, or just willing to pay for those cards for the extra performance usage out of them?
Same as those that buy a ferrari or a lamborghini, porsche, etc. They can, and calling them "morons" comes out of jealousy, not because that is what they are. They can afford it, and it makes them happy. You are just grumpy because you can't.
Neither of those is targeting you. If intel was making that CPU to target the general desktop users, at that price, that would be stupid (and that can be applied to some of their desktop products in the i9 category). But they don't. That is not a CPU for you. So you can relax. They don't care about you. Nor your opinion clearly.