The hype trains around every launch are getting out of hand. AMD Zen is the most recent one, but that's not the only hype train that we've been running around perpetuating. I mean fuck, the Gtx 1080 and Gtx 1070 hype train was insane and unrealistic as fuck. I mean shit guys, we were hyped off shit like this:
As If Relative VR Gaming Performance has any merit or reasoning for us to be running around screaming about how amazing Pascal was going to be. Now we have had one singular actual benchmark from AMD, using a down-clocked Intel cpu to compare against where the amd one by a tiny margin, and we're running around like Zen is actually the second coming. Have we not learned our lesson? Not saying Zen won't be great or cool, but fuck like we have one benchmark and people are running around preaching that Zen will be the best thing ever period. We need to chill and actually wait for some third party benchmarks... Plus, we know nothing of pricing. There was a post on one of those "AMD gaming pc build," threads, where some user was insinuating that the 8 core Zen will be priced like the 6 core 5820k/6800k. As if that will happen if AMD themselves are comparing against the 6950k...
Please, just wait for more information and third party results before we start running around screaming about how great something is. We did it with Pascal, and that was, well, not nearly as much as was pitched to us by Nvidia. Now, we have a single Benchmark straight from AMD (and we know that all manufacture's are going to cherry pick a bit in what they show) showing a slight edge, and we're losing our shit. Its getting out of hand considering the information we have.
When we have more information, we can go crazy and all, but let's not lose our shit over a single benchmark for a product that may not launch still for another 4-6 months. Nor buy into benchmarks straight from the manufactures as if their gospel or fully representative of the entire product in every use case. Nvidia got us way to hyped doing that, AMD has done that before, and so has Intel.
This isn't to bash any one brand in particular, I harped on Zen a lot because its the most recent example but I want to make this clear that I want us to chill for hype trains of ALL brands. EVERY brand has started hype trains going and has exaggerated the performance of a product at one time or another. So, please, take the chill pill and wait for those third party benchmarks before we go bat shit crazy.