The problem with the “wait until” is that that never really ends. AMD has shown a new feature on the current architecture (stacked memory) and it promises a pretty hefty uplift in performance. So when the new Intel chips come out it’s either time to compare with the new AMD chips or you can still say the same thing: Wait until the new AMD chips come out… at which point new Intel chips may be coming… and so on.
Unless there’s a major change in the architecture I think it’s better to buy sooner as long as the price is right, because you get to use the computer for all these months you otherwise would be waiting - which is worth something.
I guess this is what Raino said pretty much.
Actually, if anything, the main CPU to really wait for is probably Threadripper with Zen 3 which is coming soon. That’s an actual HEDT CPU with not only a massive amount of cores, but far more CPU lanes and more memory channels. If the performance uplift is the same and if it is less “picky” about setups than previous generation Threadrippers then that’ll be the “Beast” to beat for the near future. I bet it’ll be pricy as all hell though…
Not sure what combo you have but my UAD-2 Quad works on with first generation Ryzen 7 1700 system with an x370 motherboard.