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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    The issue is that the workstation parts will most likely have relatively low default clocks, not even boosting to 5ghz, just like the low clocks you get on true Xeons. In the past HEDT used to have pretty competitve clocks compared to the desktop ones...
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    Does anyone know when PCIE 5 NVME drives are dropping?

    I'm expecting we will hear more about release dates at CES. #1 use case for me is just rar extraction and heavy parallel sustained read/writes for large files. I also work on terabyte-scale databases that could benefit.
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    probably worth waiting a month after release to hear about what kind of issues people report on forums. many things don't show up in reviews.
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    big jump in price from 4k to 5k. why?

    probably price discrimination, people that buy 5K are usually professionals as almost all consumers will prefer 4K as most content is 4K.
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    Further Big Price Cut on AM5 at Newegg, Amazon, B&H Photo, and probably others 7950x @ $550-$555 and 7900x @ $474

    hopefully this price drop will stay in place longer-term, as obviously these are having trouble selling. It seems like the pricing is set at 50 or 25 over the expected prices non-X SKUs.
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    MicroCenter confirms GeForce RTX 4080 US pricing, from $1200 to $1549

    they're going to have to overprice the 50 series to get rid of the surplus of 40 series cards
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    benchmarks already showed it's not meaningfully better than a 3080 with a small overclock
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    Microcenter - Free 32GB DDR5 kit with purchase of a Ryzen 4 CPU.

    It's a loss leader strategy - they will take a loss or near-zero profit on a deal on a CPU, and expect to make a profit from that person buying other parts for the rest of their build. There is no other chain of stores in the US that have a full stock of all types of computer parts - Best Buy...
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    Microcenter - Free 32GB DDR5 kit with purchase of a Ryzen 4 CPU.

    The CPUs are probably $50-100 overpriced relative to raptor lake across the product stack based on current assumptions. I think the x670 motherboards are priced fairly well given the high-end specs, and are as low as $260. DDR5 is expensive but prices are dropping quickly, as evidenced by...
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    Microcenter - Free 32GB DDR5 kit with purchase of a Ryzen 4 CPU.

    In-store only - I'd pick one up if there were a Microcenter anywhere near me. But it sounds like Ryzen 7000 prices will probably fall as nobody is buying them.
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    Is it worth going 4k with a computer monitor yet?

    you can run in 1080p on a 4k monitor, but you can't run 4k on a 1080p monitor
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    4090 $1599 4080 16GB $1199 4080 12GB $899 I don't think he even said the 4080 16GB price out loud, it was just on the slide LOL
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    Recommend an affordable multi-monitor setup

    PLP 43" 4K and two 25" 1920x1200 monitors
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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    I'm most excited about the lowest-core count fishhawk falls, hopefully 10 or 12 cores, for a mixed workload of gaming and high-performance math compute. Of all the CPUs I've used, the 10-core broadwell was my favorite, whereas at 18-cores, the low clock speeds made the system feel sluggish.
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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    not really, the lowest end HEDTs used to always be priced around $380
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