1usmus is the creator of the DRAM Calculator for AMD Ryzen CPUs (his real name is Yuri Bubily) and his post on Overclock.net he said that AMD has removed X399 compatibility from its upcoming third-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. There are lots of changes with the new Threadripper CPUs, which seem to have forced AMD into new chipsets for the new TR processors.
Intel just announced the clx prices, damn i was right, very close, so was you.
But $969 for 18 cores....amd is dead unless tsmc ramps up their 7nm
AMD is very far from Dead at those prices and TSMC im pretty sure is working on increasing production.
The desktop 16 core is expected to be priced at around $750 odd, and TR3 wont be hugely different. (If there is a 16core part, I expect around the same price, maybe $800, and a 24 core for around $1000)
Intel is still scrambling. I have said it before and will say it again, 2021-2022 is going to be the years of the CPU wars again.
Its all AMD until then, but by then Intel should have gathered themselves, 10nm should be stable and we will have alot more head to head competition on Price > Performance > TDP