Hmm. My apologies I have not communicated my point correctly.You have 3 equally valid and mutually exclusive comparison criteria:
Choose one, and please make the correct choice. Anybody else is free to complain you did not choose one of the others.
- same price
- same flagship status
- same core count
Your choice is incorrect.
I believe most people shop CPU's based on performance and price. When two CPU's are at the same price point they will generally choose the one that performs better. I believe 11900k vs 5800x at the same price point will be very competitive and may come down to the specifics of the user. For example, for me the 11900k might be a better choice since I need low latency for multitrack recording and mixing (Studio One) and since I don't game (don't need discrete gpu) a strong iGPU is useful for my video editor of choice, Vegas Pro. This is NOT to say that Zen 3 doesn't perform well in NLE's as far as latency is concerned, just no solid data yet.
But... if Intel is pricing the 11900k with the 5900x then Intel is out of luck for me. I'll either spend less and get the 5800x or spend more and get something much stronger than the 11900k in the 5900x.