1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    What do you all think about AMD releasing the 3rd generation Ryzen, and growing their market share? I think that it is hitting Intel harder than they initially anticipated. I also think that Intel might take a few years to catch up to where AMD is now, assuming AMD makes no more strides in the manner they have been.

    I recently converted to AMD myself. I needed to seriously consider upgrading my PC for development classes that I am taking. Intel's offerings were disappointing at best. And the cost wasn't appealing either. When I did upgrade, I started hearing about Ice Lake a little more. And I was even more disappointed. The performance seemed to be lacking, and this was only the mobile chips. Desktop variants might still be better, but that is still speculation.

    What is your take on the situation?
    08-23-2019 09:48 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Price to Performance wise, AMD is the way to go at present for example you can get 6 Cores, 12 threads for £189.

    ryzen-5-3600.jpg

    Whereas at present Intel's latest i7 Processer (a U variant on 14nm) is recommended to be sold at $443.

    10th-i7u.jpg

    It's the only 10th gen i7 processors with 6 cores and 12 threads at present.

    intel-10th-gen.jpg

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...o-4-7-ghz.html

    So to speculate, it looks like the desktop variants aren't going to be priced competitively.

    However, you can of course find cheaper CPUs from previous generations but that means you are locked within that chipset. Whereas with Ryzen, we still have one more generation or so for AM4 so you could effectively spend more on high end motherboard and get a cheap first gen cpu then jump to 3rd gen later or do the opposite get a high end CPU and cheap motherboard. However that means you won't get the benefits of PCI-E 4 until you upgrade.

    But if you want the latest and greatest you'll have to spend even more as PCI-SIG ratified PCI Express 5.0 this year just as AMD started pushing PCI-E 4.0. So now you're stuck in the waiting game and hoping AMD is able to integrate PCI-E 5.0 in Ryzen 4 haha.

    Never the less, that scenario is infinitely better than being locked to chipsets/Sockets with an Intel build. As you still would be able to upgrade to Ryzen 4 on AM4 and get a bit more use out of your motherboard until Ryzen 4 boards mature.

    Edit: I also forgot, you also have option to squeeze in an R9 3900x on AM4 aswell.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 08-24-2019 at 04:30 PM.
    08-24-2019 04:04 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    So to speculate, it looks like the desktop variants aren't going to be priced competitively.
    I'm inclined to agree; I think Intel won't be able to compete price-wise on the Ice Lake platform that it may stumble out of the gate (whenever that will be...).

    Edit: I have the CPU you listed....it is a wonderful chip for the price.
    Laura Knotek and TechFreak1 like this.
    08-24-2019 09:19 PM

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