- May 18, 2017
Well said! That is precisely what I am aiming for. Coming from an i5 today I will see the biggest advancement from a 7820X in having HT back. Tomorrow is entirely different ball game where more cores may come in handy (all referring to gaming) - things like Civilization eat up more cores like it's nothing, for example.I have no "need" for a 7820x...but I also had no "need" for my 2700k when I bought it 5.5 years ago. I don't make purchases for what I "need" today, but what will fulfill my needs into the future.
I went and checked prices on the now previous HEDT SKUs from release to today in a graph and there wasn't much difference aside from the expected minor ups and downs. So I unfortunately have to agree with you.Naa. I am pretty sure the prices here are here to stay. Intel is usually highly professional about such stuff and prefers stable prices. They care for their brand.
Rather than cut margins they will sell a bit less and introduce some new stuff with new names.