To be fair, AMD is doing the same thing. A 3800X is nothing more than a 3700X binned for slightly higher clock rates and priced $70 higher. And the same goes for 3600X compared to the 3600, though with that processor you also get a somewhat better stock cooler for your $50.$40 more for 100 more MHz on a 3700X, and $240 more for an extra 100 MHz on a 3800X???? <sigh!>
Good business model.....selling almost nothing for something...
CPUs have been 'binned' for most of the past 30 years. What is new is the automatic out-of-the-box self-overclock/boost that takes them close to practical OC limits, eliminating most of the "overclocking headroom" some enthusiasts like so much.And they even admit that these processors are not really a good fit for aftermarket binning, since AMD seems to have them binned to begin with