Why are AMD TR4 motherboard still more pricer than Intel 2066?

unseengundam101

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I have looking into high end platform s and looks like multiple Intel X299 based MB can be found under $200. That pretty great price considering somehow AMD TR4 MB starts at $300+.

Usually with AMD system the MB platform cost is lot lower than Intel. Is AMD intentionally keeping the prices high to position as a better platform than Intel?

For Intel 7820X + AsRock/EVGA MB its about $640.

AMD 1900X + Asus MB is $620, the CPU is cheaper however MB drives up the combo price. Also, this combo definitely slower than the Intel Combo.

An more compare multithreaded AMD combo would be a 1920x + Asus MB for $786.

Honestly, don't know why AMD or MB company didn't consider the low end HEDT pricing would be lot worse than Intel...
 

EXCellR8

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You do realize that "low end HEDT" is completely contradictory right?

Might be due to product supply levels but I'm not sure. Seems like each manufacturer makes twice or more Intel boards compared to AMD. Also, TR4 requires some pretty hefty VRM and VRM cooling so that might factor in somewhere.
 

Fir

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I paid $449 for an Asus Zenith X399 board and $629 for an Asus Rampage VI Extreme X299.

Also 399>299 ;)

Look at that socket! All those pretty pins. That's gotta be worth an extra $50 or so right there.

That said, it would be awesome to have a miniITX X399 board with at least FOUR dimm slots. 32 core little cube box. It would have to be hitched to an external liquid cooler or chiller but still it would be cool.
 
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Markfw

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4096 pins (TR4) vs 2066 pins (X299?) ? Of course the socket and the motherboard are going to be more....
 

Markfw

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I paid $449 for an Asus Zenith X399 board and $629 for an Asus Rampage VI Extreme X299.

Also 399>299 ;)

Look at that socket! All those pretty pins. That's gotta be worth an extra $50 or so right there.

That said, it would be awesome to have a miniITX X399 board with at least FOUR dimm slots. 32 core little cube box. It would have to be hitched to an external liquid cooler or chiller but still it would be cool.
You mean like this one ?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157801&cm_re=tr4-_-13-157-801-_-Product

And for 16 cores/32 threads, the Noctura air cooler will work (at stock)