Yeah I agree and these things are definitely not good value that's for sure but the overclocking and performance potential is incredible and undeniable. AMD is fantastic in many aspects but I lose the super high clock speeds which I need for my use case scenario. Anyone can grab this CPU and overclock all the 18 cores to around 4.8GHz and with a little more work and prep even higher. My example is a high pre binned chip but you can still get most of them pretty high. (Yes, granted not "everyone" can afford it) That's why these chips are king (at the moment anyway). And my various results show that.