From what I understand you have to factor in a REALLY good cooling system in to the cost of the 10900k which just blows any value out of the water. H115i and NH-D15s were what it took to keep this furnace "cool" when any kind of work was put to it.
Meanwhile you can slap on the stock cooler of a 3900x and pocket the difference. AMD also unfucked itself with now including the 4000 series support on older generation boards and the fourth generation is (allegedly) coming in with some pretty hefty gains.
subx wrote on May 20, 2020, 11:14:
The worry used to be that they wouldn’t be able to keep increasing CPU performance, but now it might be that there aren’t enough people who actually want it.
It's not that people don't want it it's that instead of actually creating more innovative products and pushing for a new node process they sat on 14nm and refined it in small increments until AMD came out blasting with Ryzen at which point their only response was... more 14nm incremental desktop refreshes at any cost until 2021 which means that they'll be using the 14nm node for seven years.
Meanwhile AMD is expected to release their second generation 7nm processors before the end of the year which is supposedly
bringing some fairly substantial gains across the board while likely maintaining their competitive edge when it comes to pricing.This comment was edited on May 20, 2020, 13:21.