Meet the entire ASUS X670 Mainboard series including prices

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    That Jerry Seinfeld gif. Utterly ridiculous.
     
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    Christ those prices I paid like ~300 euro for the X570 Gaming E at launch in Australia.
     
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    Damn. The equivalent of my mobo, TUF Gaming Plus, sets you back more than 160 euros extra, which is a lot considering the price of the thing. In fact it's a modest 70% price increase! That's insane.
     
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    330 euros for the cheapest MB!?

    Can someone explain me why MBs are expensive like this?...
     
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    i know i am not the first one to bring it up, but WTF are those prices? one needs like 1500e for mobo+7700X+ RAM?!?!?!?
     
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    Greed? :D
     
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    Several reasons. Greed primarily - but also rising production costs due to the current economic situation that are being passed onto the end consumer, because of go back to the beginning of this sentence.
     
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    $500.00 used to relegated to high-end boards. Now it's mainstream level. :confused:

    Since one one even needs PCIE-5.0 at the moment, I see discounted AM4 boards being very popular.
     
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    Because between April and now the same motherboard (components wise) has to be at least 50% more expensive.
    The rats under the components deposit ran out of grain since the war, had to be imported at double price so they don't strike.
     

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    The "new" stock of older motherboards will also go up in price.
    X570 and z690 entry level also went up to 250-300.
     
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    Forgetting financial issues around the world, modern motherboards are using more layers than before.
     
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    And has the median salary increased by that amount? Of course not :D Crazy times indeed.
     
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    Seems to me like "middle class" pretty much goes extinct once again and it's just rich and poor. Clearly, PC building is becoming an exclusive thing for the very rich. I'm happy though, that I could live in times where best bang for buck and good price/performance ratios were not just empty words.
     
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    I can understand MBs being more expensive due to the raising prices of components but that doesn`t tell the whole story.

    For example, i`ve bought my 7600k a month after relase, in 2017, with a Z270 ROG Strix Gaming F that cost me 190€.

    Now, five years late, the "equivalent" board, ROG Strix E Gaming F, costs 530€!!! If we talk about Intel, then the ROG Strix Gaming F costs 575€!!! Basically 3 times more over the period of 5 years!!!

    How is this justifiable?!...
     

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    Manufacturers feel like they can get away with it. A lot of people will justify the greed one way or another.

    Potentially; MSI specifically avoided committing to it:

    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/m...ild-quality-has-significantly-improved,4.html
     
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    just wow... and not in a good way.

    as one of the resident gurus who's in manufacturing, some people think i'm an apologist for explaining manufacturer costs.
    but at first blush - yikes! there is no (valid and rational) excuse for these prices as they are beyond the costs of thicker PCBs and beefier VRMs.

    i thought Asus would cut a break on X670 (vanilla) - boy was i wrong.

    it's looking very strongly that Asrock is just about the only board partner to offer reasonable prices for both X670E and X670.

    i'm intensely curious to the pricing of the B and B/E mobos.
    the vast majority of we geeks do not need the X series this go-round
    . (i'll still buy one- most likely the Asrock).
     
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    It is a great time for opportunism and everyone is cashing in! Recently did windows replacement on my home, got estimates ranging from 3.5k to 6.5k euros for same brand of windows, same glass, everything. That isnt a stable market and it spans in all directions.
     
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    Wow 9 out of 13 boards don't have 7 Segment Displays. Seems it's only a high end feature now :rolleyes: So over 600€ to get one..
     
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    VRM's are expensive and add a lot to the cost - I see a trend here.
    On the other hand why do we need such strong VRM on most motherboards that are clearly over engineered from this point of view?
    A lot of us runs them at default or with PBO/Turboboost and that's it. If you're not in LNC than why those VRM?
    If you look at websites for these motherboard the first thing they specify in the motherboard description is the number of power phases...
    Why? Is the normal user so interested in OC?
    The REALITY today is a trend for undervolting with rises costs of energy and inflation that eats our hard earned money so why?
    They have warehouses full of these components and decided to throw them there and use this as a pretext to increase prices?
    I think the IT hardware industry lives in another reality than the average user and they are in for a hard crash landing if they don't come to a a better understanding of today realities soon and then all of us will suffer.
     
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