2 months ago
Hello. I don't think I worded the Headline very well. Let me explain.
I've read articles mentioning that AMD doesn't change sockets as often as Intel does and this makes it better for upgrading. I've read the happy news that: "AMD's A4 socket will be supported until 2020!"
And it's cool that it was usable for a long time but...... it's almost 2020 so that's not a great advantage at this late date.
I am trying to decide whether to go AMD (probably Ryzen 9 3900) or Intel (probably i9 9900k) for a new video editing build. I very much like that AMD's sockets are effective for longer than Intel's and that might tip me toward them, except their current socket (A4) won't last any longer than Intel's 1151 socket, will it?
Is that simply not a factor in deciding between AMD and Intel in November of 2019? I understand there are many other differences between the chips, I am only interested in knowing whether the "long-term socket" advantage of AMD is negated at the end of A4's life.