There is always hope, but you have to supply it.
And here we are, 15% IPC gain, increased clockspeeds and PCI-e 4. Apparently the floating point performance has been doubled bringing parity with intel in conventional games.Ah the old urgency vs availability game. I'm in a similar boat, I really am fine with my hardware at the moment, but this 6800k is failing to make my loins froth and I really have that bug to build something new.
The Ryzen 3 series will be worth waiting for, "leaks" indicate a 15% jump over their current chips thanks to 7nm and with the product being shown at CES2019 it could be a very exciting chip. Intel are far too overpriced for what they do, AMD brought everything back into line with their pricing lineup.
intel's 10nm failing really put a spanner in the works, the 9 series chips in both the Z and X lines are not exactly amazing value wise, the 8 series seeing a price increase to compensate for the loss of revenue (also fucking lol at the 7 series still going for over AU$500), 7nm from AMD may be worth the <6 month wait.
If not, a 2700x owns and everyone who I know that owns one thinks it's an amazing chip, performance and cost wise.
I wonder how well the ryzen 3 series will perform in the bleeding edge emulators.
What's interesting is that they uped the IPC uplift from 13% to 15% based on the slides released before and during the event: