And yet all facts point towards what I said. I don't get how you can be so wrong and yet so convinced that you are right. Are you incapable of doing a simple google search? Or are you just trolling me with some elaborate prank?I am correct. Your thinking is incorrect. We pay much more for CPUs now than we did in 2017. There was a bigger than $50 price hike for the 5000 series. It was $50 more expensive than the 3000XT series, which in turn was more than $50 more expensive than the original prices of the 3000 series.
Both companies have two tiers, AMD has Ryzen and TR. both cost more than Intel charged for their tiers by more than double. Intels most expensive i9 HEDT came in at less than half the price of the 64 core 3990X.
We would have had 6 cores from Intel in 2019 at the latest had Ryzen not arrived. It’s incorrect and delisional to believe that AMD forced Intels hand and that we would not have more than 4 cores by now. Intels 6 and 8 core parts would have been in development most likely before FX released, which were of course quad core parts falsely advertised as 8 cores (tut tut AMD).
The fact is that AMD are driving prices higher than Intel ever did. Can you blame them, they spend 90% if the time with an inferior product to Intel and they want to capitalise on this short period that they will are ahead. The last time AMD were ahead of Intel was 16 years ago!
If you would like to know more DM me, I’d be more than happy to educate you further about this market.
For example, the 1700x had an MSRP of 400$, the 2700x had an MSRP of 329$ and the 3700x had an MSRP of 329$. --> this simple google search pretty much invalidates everything you wrote.
Another thing wrong you wrote which is easy to disprove: the most expensive HEDT Intel i9 CPU came in at 2000$ and it was crap (i9 9980xe, 18 cores for 2000$). 3rd gen Threadripper pretty much ripped Intel a new one and even after cutting the prices in half (i9 10980xe, 18 cores for 1000$), Intel still lost in terms of value/$ against AMD (it was competing with the cheaper R9 3950x instead of TR).