Thought/opinion: motherboards might be where Ryzen kicks Intel's rear

littlewit

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I know this has been discussed before to a certain extent, but I haven't seen any threads focused purely on this - especially now after the Ryzen reveal. My thought:

Motherboards are just as big of a hindrance to X99 (/X299) adoption as CPUs are. From a quick look at Newegg, Z170 boards start at ~$80, while X99 starts at $150, and by page 2 of the X99 section you're at $250 or more - a price it takes twice the number of motherboards to reach for Z170.

In other words, not only is the base...

Thought/opinion: motherboards might be where Ryzen kicks Intel's rear
 

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