GPUs aside...there was no way AMD would have offered that level of performance is deeply discounted prices compared to Ampere. AMD is not a charity case and I this argument becomes a bit redundant when customers pay whatever price Nvidia asks for.
I have a 5900X that I am perfectly fine with...
I pray INTEL keeps up the lack of innovation and competitiveness while AMD continues to pile up the wins. We need this stagnation right now to even out the playing field and increase the market share that AMD deserves for not milking their consumers.
NO ONE REALLY CARES ABOUT RAYTRACING...All future games will be optimized for AMD's raytracing solution anyway. Given that the gaming being developed for this generation will be built to purposefully use Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architecture as the base specs.
Games are designed with consoles in mind first and ported to PC later. With RDNA 2 being the backbone of the next-gen consoles, I highly doubt Nvidia will have better RT performance. Devs don't like don't extra work especially for proprietary software solutions.