Cases and Cooling Mod PC Gaming Mod Elite Member
- Sep 28, 2005
Thats why i said INB4....See that's the thing, for as much as people bitch about DLC, they still almost all buy it. So much so, that most games make more from the DLC than from the initial game! Its like people bitching about F2P w/ microtransactions, doesn't matter what they say, cash pays.
If people end up buying into it, someone in management will suggest, dongle Overclocking, Dongle SLI, and well... pretty much we end up with a DLC laced motherboard which can only be unlocked though pre-orders or buying the Deluxe version with DLC's unlocked!
You really need to take your AMD Fanisim out of this thread.Actually if you paid attention to the ITX part, you'd understand why the price gap is larger than that.
There are four confirmed ITX AM4 boards, vs only one for X299, similar to X99. All the AM4 boards will be sub-150$, while the AsRock X299 will very likely be 300$.
X99 in the past didn't result in any better boards in terms of build-quality, there are lots of reports of Asus X99 boards failing left and right taking CPUs out along with them.
Overclocking is less appealing in ITX builds, and even then the difference in clocks doesn't translate to difference in processing power the way you described. We don't even know what IPC improvements are there in SKL-X vs BD-E, let alone SKL-S, and we know that Ryzen is BD-E level in terms of IPC.
There's hardly any consumer application that uses AVX2 to its full potential, let alone AVX512, and the dual vs quad channel debate is age-old and we all know how big of an issue it really is. ITX also limits the ways you can use all those extra PCI-E lanes.
The difference is more likely to be 400$, and 500$ if you consider the 1700X at its reduced price-point. So that's enough money for a GTX 1080 if you go with the AMD route.
Its quite apparent you have Red Pride, and well im happy for you, I also own a 1800X system,
But AMD Fanism doesn't belong in this thread.
Were not here to convince someone to get a AMD, were here to talk about the said INTEL processor and platform.
So please take the AMD Fanism out of this thread and save Mark the trouble of cleanup.