Originally Posted by pony-tail
If you are talking $2000 USD - that is just ridiculous .
They are chasing mind share and market share . It will be competitively priced but I doubt it will be cheap , I doubt that it will be more expensive than the current 16 core Thread Ripper and most likely $100 or so cheaper .
The thing I suspect will affect prices is the amount of Ryzen 2XXX cpus in the channel .
You actually sound like a Shareholder , wishful thinking !
Yes at $2000 why would anyone buy it. I could buy a 2990WX for less than that....
Right now a 2950X is selling on Amazon for USD $799.99.... so to me that would seem like a reasonable top end price range for the mainstream side. You could also say leaks claim that the price should be lower... maybe it will be. I just don't think an AM4 chip at $800+... Well I guess it depends on if they can swing the HEDT crowd over there and if the lack of quad channel memory would affect what they would be running.
It's not like the 16c/32t chip has to be aimed at the general market. They have plenty of products coming (according to leaks etc).
That said.... I am going to guess that at least with some of these chips. If you don't have a pre-order in and the initial batches sell out. Then just like every other "launch" you will see products listed with stupid prices... maybe even $2000... We've seen both GPU's and CPU's listed at double the msrp after the batches sell out.