Originally Posted by Alex132
Yes, but people forgot that / ignored it.
That is what a prosumer chip is. I can see this being used, but to me it feels more like a flex than anything else.
I'm not sure what it is with the obsession of comparing it to Intel's absolutely awful offerings. Outside of that narrow-focused comparison I really do think the workstation/prosumer chips have gotten the lines blurred with Enterprise offerings and pricing. They've all become extremely expensive.
I don't think the product is bad, I just feel like the lineups pricing is bad (irregardless of whatever Intel is doing at the moment).
I mean... OK? Has what you need or even want become stupidly expensive? I know GPUs have, what used to be a mid-size die going for several times their cost a few years ago, flagship values that continue to climb faster in cost than in performance...
But in the CPU space, I see better year over year perf/$ gains, perf/w gains, and features than the past significant history. I see chips that, while you are saying are expensive for prosumer, were previously unavailable
to the prosumer, or at least could only be bought in their locked down server counterpart models.
The last time we had something like this was... What, the SR-2? A $570 motherboard with two $1670 CPUs if you wanted the best on the platform. Adjusted for inflation, that is $4,600. Funny enough, a 3990X and a TRX40 MB will run you... $4,600! And RAM is cheaper these days.
And it still cost less than it's 1P locked server counterpart.
I dunno, seems the segements we would care about are getting more affordable and the Halo products are raising higher. But the Halo products aren't really required anyway.