vegajf51I also have doubt that any retailers will follow AMD's recommendations. Retailers don't care who buys the stuff as long as the money is good. If wanting the best then the new AMD Zen 3 cpu's are what you will want but if wanting a good deal then Intel for gaming would be a good option. Intel will soon be the budget alternative but unlike old AMD FX days for gaming it's a fine alternative. You don't give up much performance and only a few features like PCIE gen 4 and more lanes.
rjohnson11I'm going to try and pick up a Ryzen 5950X but I will probably not be so lucky on the release day.
sorbertWell i just got a 3900x for 349 so i'm good plus i'm on a x370 board and my vrms are at 56c most the time with a 4.3ghz boost on all cores when in certain games I get 4.5 on 4 or so. So not bad for a x370 board i might say
CraptacularOneI wouldn't expect widespread availability for the rest of this year. As mentioned here above, I doubt retailers actually "care" who buys their products as long as someone buys them. I wouldn't expect many (if any really) retailers follow any of AMD's suggestions to mitigate bots. Also with the amount of people currently at home that haven't been spending money on trips or whatnot for the last 6-7 months and a surplus of disposable income now, even without bots running rampant I'd expect initial stock to sell through in virtually minutes anyway. Don't hold your breath on launch day to actually get one. I personally will never camp out for a piece of hardware I'm not even guaranteed to get either but that's also me so I can't speak for your limits.
CraptacularOnesorbertWell i just got a 3900x for 349 so i'm good plus i'm on a x370 board and my vrms are at 56c most the time with a 4.3ghz boost on all cores when in certain games I get 4.5 on 4 or so. So not bad for a x370 board i might sayThat's not the way Ryzen works. When you manually overclock you lose any boosting of individual cores. If you set a 4.3Ghz all core clock that all you get.
rain2_usathat was a complete fail. Everything went instant "sold out". I saw the "add to cart" twice and it was gone. lol. No better than the 30 series, which makes the upcoming 6000 GPU series release pretty ominous with the same results.
lazaro50I couldn't even find the product listings on Amazon and Best Buy, yet they were sold out. Newegg only showed me bundles(which were in stock but useless for me) and when I did see the product listings, they were also sold out. My local Microcenter had them in stock for a good amount of time, but I didn't want to go there. I'll wait until they are in stock. If Zen 2 is anything to go by there will be plenty of stock soon enough.
kingofpeanutsWait a while for demand to calm down.