Originally Posted by crpcookie
You just fit that description. Only cheering and not buying. Notice how the price hike only affects the actual potential buyers and not the cheerleaders.
Well, sike matey, you think a normal person can drop 2000$ on a CPU?
I got myself an R7 1700 for my VMs and compilation needs.
Its a HEDT chip, not an enthusiast one. Its targeted for content creation, going to end into work stations, in which the CPU is going to be only a 25% of the total price probably.
But hey, easier to tell how everybody is a AMD fanboy.
As i said, right now, if you are enthusiast who wants to game (aka, an idiot) on a HEDT CPU, the Intel is a better choice, because its cheaper.
You are now having a lower performing product (Intel 10980XE) at lower price point, to a vastly better performing product (3960X/3970X), at a about the same price as its predecessor (which is priced higher than Intel). It literally has 25% higher base clocks and 4x the L3 cache for just 7.5% higher price.