I never expect them to be that cheap unless you're buying used. Its not like there's going to be tons of old stock, sure the price will come down with newer generations but there is going to be prices people will bite on and gobble up existing stock well before it gets to the $100 price point. Then you better hope you have the mother board and ram for itI expect longer than that.
I'm curious where you are that a 1700x was $1000 when it released. My launch 1700 was about $320 and I think the 1700X was $399 MSRP.i got my 1700x for $105 it was $1000 when it was released
When i can get a zen 3 12 or 16 core for $200 new or used, I'll upgrade my 2700x. I expect two or three years and microcenter black friday sale to get that low, though.
The 2700x isn't really holding me back at 1440p and it is still competitive with the current gen of six core chips from AMD and Intel.
Actually not, after 2 years past release date depreciation should yield 40% off msrp. Only a impulse buyer doesn't factor in depreciation.Glad I am not the only one to question that. It will be a long long time till we see anyone selling the 3900x for $100. Maybe 5 years down the line if performnace of newer CPUs grows quite a bit over the next few years.
I love me some Micro Center. Last 2 Black Fridays they've had 1700X for $119 and 2700X for $129. I'm hoping we see the 3700X for $129ish this Black Friday. If so, I'm going to snag one for my main gaming rig (4k projector; 60fps), which I don't see needing to upgrade for many, many years. I'm currently using a 3600X, which has been fantastic, but with the upcoming consoles going 8/16, I think the upgrade will suit my needs for at least 5 years. Only gaming at 60 fps has its advantages.
I feel like the jump from 3600X to 3700X isn't going to give you that big of a boost, certainly not any kind of future proofing. You might find in highly threaded games, but it'll be a while still before 16 threads are utilized for most. I'd suggest maybe waiting for the 3000XT series to drop, and see what you can get for the same money - especially if you are planning to sell the 3600X.