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I feel the Ryzen 7 5800X is an outlier here. This chip probably runs the hottest in the entire Ryzen 5000 series because its utilizing a CCX with a tiny surface area to cool, compared with the monolithic design used by the Intel chip. A better comparison should be the 5900X in my opinion.
Well I paid £419 for the Ryzen CPU and £409 for the i9 so comparing it to the £550 Ryzen 9 is not exactly fair
I don't disagree that AMD chips are on the pricier side now, but I feel people should not consider the prices of CPU in silo. In order to overclock say an Intel i9 10850K, you will need to invest in an expensive Z490/590 board, whereas you can make do with a less expensive B550 board for AMD chips. So whatever savings you get from buying the Intel processor, its basically negated by the cost of the motherboard.
Hmm £150 Z490 board is already good enough for a 5.0Ghz overclock so in total Intel might still be cheaper