Well... It's trolling IMO and it mostly come from the usual suspects.Okay, this has got to be trolling by some at this point. I refuse to believe everyone muttering this has never at least glanced at DDR5 B660/760 motherboard prices. They're just as expensive if not more so than low end B650 offerings. And likely even more skimp on features.
Do people really look at 12th or 13th gen performance numbers (which are almost exclusively sporting fast/non-JEDEC DDR5) then look at a ("D4") super-basic $120 B660 boards and think "gee, I can have all that but for $50 less than those expensive B650 boards!" ?
Just looked at MSI's B760M Mortar WIFI and their B650M Mortar WIFI and the AM5 one is actually cheaper.
So I'm really bewildered about WTH people are on about.
1. ALL DDR5 MOBO OPTIONS COME WITH A PREMIUM, be it AMD or be it Intel.
2. You're not really buying "premium" 13th gen performance if you go DDR4.
3. If you're not building a Intel system based on future proofing and are aware you'll get less performance w/ DDR4 then go for it. But you should probably know AM4 is still a thing too. Often cheaper as well.
Once A620 mobos drop, I hope people can stop with that misguided talking point, AM5 may have the cheapest DDR5 boards on the market.
As far as I can tell, Intel H610 DDR5 boards don't even exist (and I doubt they reliably can run 200W+ CPUs either, but that's another subject).