- Apr 27, 2000
Oh please. You're like the people begging for the PS4 hardware in desktop form because of how big was the GPU portion of the package. Zen3 launches in October, and on a per-core basis will obliterate anything you can get in a next-gen console. Cezanne in particular will be out in . . . March, I'm told? Maybe? We'll see. Yeah you'll still need a dGPU to beat a next-gen console. Big deal. There will be a lot of options!And this is true, there is no way to argue against that. So what happened? is console hardware being sold below cost? yes, but thats nothing new, it always happened. So how we explain that? As consoles are doing the same they always did, it can only means our hardware(all hardware) is too expensive for the performance it gives.
The next-gen console hardware is inevitably more-expensive to produce than anything Renoir. It's purely market economics that are causing Renoir to cost as much as it does to purchase in comparison to said consoles. Don't expect console hardware prices to lower prices of anything else just because it exists. Renoir is priced against Picasso, and yes, AMD has raised prices from Picasso, but then they've added more CPU performance in considerable quantity, which is why they feel entitled to do so. They aren't going to start selling Renoir at a loss because such-and-such console (also sold at a loss) can outperform it at some TDP far outside of Renoir's range.