Don't forget that most people who are going to be upgrading their CPU and having DDR4 are most likely using lower speed RAM like 2666MHz and might only have 8 or 16GB total. At that point it is pointless to reuse that RAM on the new system as it is so far below spec for the new CPUs.yea ok sure, i and bet even you wouldn't be whining and complaining about intel if they had dropped ddr4 THIS round to go ddr5 only, why ? cause its Intel.
there isnt a lack of choice out there now, amd and intel both have viable systems based on a persons needs and such. to keep claiming amd and ddr 5 is the wrong choice, or too expensive is just BS now.
the FACT is this, i doubt any one would go and buy a brand new intel based board and cpu, and STILL get a ddr4 board, unless they are on a strict budget, or cant go ddr5. i have 96 gigs of ddr4 in my 5900x system, and i am STILL looking at ddr5 for my next upgrade,. and with the sales that are going on here, a 7950x ( with the 7900x being less, and making that combo LESS then intels )and 13900k are BOTH priced with in about $20 bucks of each other with the same model board ( x670 and z790 ? ), same ram and cpu.
im sorry, but i LOVE how you can spin things so intel always looks like the better way to go no matter what