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Bofferbrauer2 said:
JEMC said:

^Good catch.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if Intel actually manages to gain some ground. I've checked a bit in some stores and founf that the i7 11700K/KF is almost 70€ cheaper than the R7 5800X, and both give the same performance in games. Given that the motherboards from both sides cost mostly the same and that you can go with 3200MHz RAM for Intel, but it would be better to go with a 3600MHz kit for AMD, going with Intel could save you quite some money, or be enough to buy a better motherboard or NVMe drive.

I think this is very dependent on the store. I checked here and the difference is only 33€.

Zen 3 chips have dropped a bit in price, with the 5800X being sold at 420€, while the 5600X is now available for 290€. And it's not just in Europe, here's a look at the average price of the Zen 3 chips at pcpartpicker:


Rocket Lake prices are still pretty stable, so the price advantage of Intel is shrinking. Let's hope they also lower their prices and engage in a price war, so that at least the CPUs become more affordable again.

I agree that prices will vary from store to store, and also rom country to country. I checked 3 stores and in all three the difference was around those 70 €.

And you actually make a good point, AMD f*cked up by not launching a 5700 processor to fill that huge gap between the 5800 and 5600 processors like they did with its previous Zen processors.

Please excuse my bad English.

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