Except that there won't be B or H series motherboards at launch. So that $300 mobo+CPU combo moves up to $350. It's not a big change, but it's significa20247990,0,1031363nt.The 8400 pricepoint is just a straight killer .
Intel have absolutely gone for the jugular with that one , its the CPU that's going to steal sales back big time from amd.
I'm a big amd supporter but you're not going to see a thread from me with suggestions to go for the ryzen 1600 now unless the use really dictates it as a viable option .
For anyone straight gaming on a $300 budget for CPU & board there's nothing to touch that.
Intel's best ever priced CPU along with the g4560 when it first released.
Just remember if you buy one to whisper a 'thank you' to amd on your way out of the store - simply because if it weren't for the success of the ryzen 5's you would absolutely 100% not be getting that CPU at that price
AMD platforms and Intel platforms both use DDR4 memory now. So it's fair to compare prices on mobo+CPU cost.@madmatt30 - Unless you already had DDR4 memory you are going to be coughing up more than that.