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Supply of the 5800x3d is drying up. And, frankly, if the 5800x3d is anything to go on I can't wait for the 7700x3d. I'm keeping an eye out for ddr5 sales and a b650 motherboard. I don't know how I managed to make it so long with an 1800x. I could just never decide 3800x, 5600x ,5800x3d. Now I'm just going with a full platform upgrade.Looking at the list prices I said before launch these parts were a tad too high, especially if the intel rivals ended up as fast or slightly faster. That has proven to be the case and so the discounts were expected.
However it is the 3D cache versions that I feel a lot of people are waiting for as gamers. All the benchmarks of these new parts reviews have posted showed that the 5800X3D is a major problem. It usually matches or beats these newer parts in games and of course it is far cheaper to build into a new system. AMD are providing their strongest competition in that segment.
I think that performance bodes well for 3D cache versions perhaps early next year. It is likely the 8 core and (hopefully) a 6 core with extra cache will be devastating gaming processors for years to come. Better and cheaper board selection by then, cheaper DDR5, glut of cheap SSDs. Ok the economic situation is not great in many regions and that will continue but I see the market heating up a lot more early 2023.
I'm still on a b350 motherboard, lol