What can we expect from Tim? He simply hates AMD.
Except for one FSR video, every single time he posts something, it with a negative bias towards AMD.
About pricing, again, they released their CPUs at the same prices or cheaper than the previous:
- Ryzen 9 7950X: $700 Ryzen 9 5950X: $800
- Ryzen 9 7900X: $550 Ryzen 9 5900X: $550
- Ryzen 7 7700X: $400 Ryzen 7 5800X: $450
- Ryzen 5 7600X: $300 Ryzen 5 5600X: $300
I dont know who to blame for the motherboards prices, but if AMD has something to do there, then great, lets blame them, if not, that BS needs to stop.
The motherboard prices are set by motherboard manufacturers, not AMD.
AMD only cotributes AM5 chipset, and some licensing fees, but both are rather minor and account for a very small percentage of the overall motherboard price.
Also, if we check motherboard manufacturers making Intel Z970, we can see tha those prices are comparable to AM5 mobos.
AMD does have Intel beat here in the sense that AM5 is FAR more longer lasting though, so it has better options for upgrade paths down the road.
Intel was able to undercut AMD mainly in the CPU pricing by charging less for mid-range Raptor Lake that offers a rather high multi-core performance (while also consuming more power) and pretty comparable single threaded performance.
My thinking here is that while AMD made a good call by selling Zen 4 for less or same as Zen 3, problem is that Intel has them beat in the pricing department in the mid-range and offers more cores (which is useful for content creators like me on a budget).
Here, I think AMD would have done better by having say 7700x as the 'mid range' chip (priced the same as 7600x), then going to 7900x, 7950x and another chip that has 24 cores/48 threads.
I'm going to wait until sometime next year likely before I consider buying a new system though. And I'd prefer Zen 4 with v-cache if possible.