Both companies are just as bad as each other. But I will say this, when AMD were making their god awful FX range Intel didn’t put their prices anywhere near as high as AMD did with the 5000 series. And also not as high as Intel did previously with their Pentium 4 Extreme Editions, or as much as AMD did with their Athlon 64 FX.I vividly remember the days when Intel didn't charged more for a product simply because they had a superior one.
Oh that's right, those days never existed.
Sure, the 5600X is now a bad buy at $300, but it wasn't for some time.
AMD saw an opportunity to make money and they took it...because they're a business. Intel bent everyone over and robbed them for way too long. You should be grateful they saw an opportunity to make some money so they can stick around for a while longer to make sure there is competition against Intel and Nvidia.
If AMD didn't pin intel into a corner and beat them bloody these last few years, you would still be paying ~$300 for a 4C/8T i7.
Since Ryzen arrived CPU prices have only gone up as it’s clear that neither AMD nor Intel have no interest in delivering cheap solutions. The cheapest entry to Ryzen 5000 cost the same as the top end i7 from Intel before Ryzen arrived.
As I said both companies are just as bad as each other. If you genuinely believe one is more “ethical” or “consumer friendly” than another then you’ve probably just been suckered in by their marketing and you deserve to be called a “fanboy”.