6 months ago
Preface: yeah, this is just me waxing and ranting a little. Please pardon it.
Considering the amount of videos out there (not least of which, several by Tech Yes City alone on the subject), showing being able to get an x58 or x79 xeon for a song, and basically making an ultra cheap build that still has the performance to handle all but the most unoptimized of modern triple a games, it's just as frustrating and discouraging to see this sort of "market correction" has yet to happen with the x99 platform, that I'm presently on.
Even though it seems boards are cheap enough, the cpu's are still outrageously and offensively priced, especially when you factor in how Ryzen is a thing.
I was hoping to have gone from my 5820k to at least an 8 core part, and remember of Linus talking and showing off a 22core part for the platform that would work with my present board. But even second-hand, prices for such cpu's are within 2% of msrp for a new one. In 2019, still. People still want $1000 for a second-hand 6900K, even though a 16core threadripper can be had for about half that.
Sorry, but that kind of screams price fixing to me. Considering Intel has long since moved on to 8/9th gen mainstream and x299, it seems like they would want to price the x99 stuff to move by now. Simply, why the eff are x99 cpu's still so dang high by comparison? It's nuts, i tell you.