Will_m wrote:Overall seems like I might be better off holding out to see what happens with Intel. I've been tying to find confirmation if 4th gen Ryzen will be on X570 as like agharta suggests maybe I could go for the 3900x then upgrade on the same board further down the line.
The only thing that Intel have on the horizon is more 14nm parts.
They have a 10 core desktop chip due 20H1 but that is with a new socket and almost certainly a dead end platform as when they finally release 10nm parts expect a new socket.
That 10 core supposedly is using well over 200W which is hardly a surprise.
Intel first released 14nm parts in 2014 and right now the only 10nm parts they have on the wider market are a few 15W quad core laptop chips.
10nm was expected in 2017 so that shows what a mess it is in.
You might well be waiting until 2021/2022 for a big gain from Intel on desktop.
If/when they finally sort it they will probably focus on Server as that's where the money is.
Or you might have to wait until they release 7nm desktop chips.