Now that Intel Alder Lake has launched, prices for AMD Ryzen processors are now lower. Ryzen 5000 series processors prices have been slashed widely.

Locally prices are discounted by maybe 18% and more cuts are likely. The existing R5 3600 is not a problem so there is no need to rush out and buy a new CPU.

At present the studio is awaiting the offerings from AMD now that Intel platforms are known. AMD may have some new ideas up its sleeve but the MSI X690 was definitely loaded with M.2 slots.

The X570 is a good platform that is great for gaming. The only real need is a more powerful graphics card. The RTX 2080 is starting to show its age with recent enhanced and remastered games.