- May 18, 2017
How compelling it is comes down to price. They could take control of everything but the super high core count market if they cut the 7700k to 275.00ish and priced the 8700k at current 7700k prices. Unfortunately, I don't see this happening.
I, too, remain skeptical that that'll happen until I see it. Besides, in the Netherlands we pay a nice hefty premium (how delightful) anyway. And then there's the aforementioned availability; the 6700K took weeks after launch to come into stock and prices remained inflated for at least 9 months, I never looked at the 7700K though, and all I hope for is that this won't repeat with the 8700K (I can wait a few weeks to see what the prices do, however I'm hoping to get it at launch).