The problem with that argument though is that Intel killed the 100/200 series of boards when Coffee lake came out.. while AMD actively supported AM4 while on multiple node shrinks, something Intel will never do.X platform will soon be dead" is a meme. Unless you buy new hardware every year, you'll be upgrading platforms long before your CPU needs upgraded (after all, once the 4000 series comes out in ~6 months, AM4 will be dead in the water as much as z390 is now). I upgraded to the 1700 over my ivy bridge i5 not because of the CPU, but because I wanted NVMe boot, and ivy bridge couldnt do it natively.
This is completely false. Battlefield 4, 1 and 5 shows that the future is multi-threaded. DOOM 2016 loves CPU cores and threads, even with the Vulcan API. Even Tech Deals pointed out the i7 9700k has worse overall lows than the 3700/3800X.Extra threads are completely worthless for gaming, and anything I need to run that is thread happy, well, that twin 8 core 96GB server in my PC dox runs quite well.
January 2011 Intel launched Sandy Bridge, the 2nd Generation of their Core i7 CPU lineup. Since then many have said that there has been little change in CPU ...
I have never had a issue calling AMD with customer support. A buddy of mine was able to get his 2700X RMA'd and he has a water cooler too. He did his in August.Sidenote; intel will not refuse your warranty for using a high end cooler, and their warranty process takes hours instead of weeks, as they have *shocker* a phone number, and a live chat, not just a janky RMA form buried on their website!