CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
- May 16, 2002
If you go back further, it gets worse. A DX2-66 for $500 in circa 1988 ? or below ? 8 MEG of ram at the same time was $320 ? I need to scan my old invoices (I actually have some that old), but hardware just gets faster and cheaper every year. Its only the "new kids" that think its too expensive. Anyone from my era knows these are good prices for what you are getting. Right now (newegg) the 3700x is $320, and the 10700 (non-k) is $320. Since Intel has nothing to compete with the 5000 series, prices are in line IMO.I know right? As if they forgot how things were before Ryzen, $1000 8 Core Desktop CPUs, $50,000 Xeon Processors and then Bamm Ryzen 1800X for $500, ThreadRipper 16C/32T for $1000. Forward to Ryzen 3 and Top of the line 8C/16T Ryzen and 16C/32T are actually less expensive but nearly 40% IPC improvement(but more performance since these have higher clocks) and People are actually complaining? Really. Anyone complaining should be ashamed, you are bunch of ungrateful bunch.