- Jun 21, 2017
GPUs have a direct function towards gaming and high FPS.Exactly, no one called the 1080 Ti overpriced compared to Vega 64, and we are talking about a similar gulf in price/performance here.
If its a market leading CPU it will be priced to match, I call it the 'flagship tax'. In fact I'm somewhat surprised at the $450 price point, I was expecting it to be in excess of $500, especially with the i9 moniker
GPUs tend to be maxed out in such applications.
CPUs especially at 8 core counts are hardly ever for the average person. A lot of people like to pretend they do or that every little bit of performance matters with a CPU of such caliber but its a joke tbqh. The grand majority of games do not max out such processors. I also find the common comment that people use : I do CPU transcoding/encoding to be a gimmick as well. The grand majority of people overspec because computer building has a lot of enthusiast. Also, I'm not sure if people caught on but the max processors available from AMD are 2700/2700x matching with 1700/1700x. They have yet to release the 2800/2800x. I'm assuming since they are now the leader in my mind, they can wait to play the games intel used to play w/ their releases. I'm sure the 2800/2800x will be announced shortly after Intel plays their last card for this grouping of processors. Then were off to 7nm land where Intel has absolutely no answer to.
Also, the point about the 1080ti is that it is overspec'd to be quite honest. I am thankful people enjoy blowing money on such products as it makes the others down the line cheaper but a 1070 is just fine as is a 1080. The 1080ti gets into absurdity levels especially in relation to power consumption as does the Vega64. As I can imagine the 2800/2800x will be. I call the pricing of such products : idiot tax. I hope I dont offend anyone. I always try to go for the better performance/value middle ground because by the time things actually catch up with such products, a new line is out that trumps the prior flagship for far more reasoned costs.
You don't 'lead' now-a-day by the best performance products. You lead by the best performance/value.
This isn't the early 2000s where people were dying for a single core-> dual core leaps or dual core -> quad core because their processor was absolutely slammed when they opened more than 6 tabs. We have 8 core costs at $170 and most cores are idle and under-clocked for power consumption reductions for the grand majority of a computer's life.