37 months ago
Well, what do you think about the price rumours and expectation of amd ryzen that circulates on the internet? I find that a lot of people are setting themself for disappointment with unrealistically low price expectation, such as the $350 8c/16t that's shown to compete with the 6900K. It's like im seeing the rx 480 hype of GTX980/1070 performance for $200.
Here's my guess and the reason of amd ryzen price:
8c/16t : $500-700 There will be several chip with different clock that's priced here, the chip that's shown to compete with 6900K would be in the higher end of this spectrum. $300 or so price cut from intel seems to be high enough without going to ridiculous territory, besides amd "premium" product will also have some price premium.
6c/12t : $300-400 This chip will compete with both the i7 4c/8t and 6c/8t. It will compete with i7 4c/8t on core/thread count and performance while competing with the i7 6c/12t on cpu+mobo price, since intel's x99 platform is quite expensive.
4c/8t : $200-250 This chip will compete with i5 4c/4t, with amd chip with smt enabled having the advantage.
I'm not sure if amd will release a lower end cpu at launch so i would leave that out.
What do you think the price will be and why?