I can get a good performing Z490 for $150, right noe. How much can you get an X570 for?
Oh and if you want to talk B450, I can get an H470 for $110 and a B460 for $80.
If anything, the high end Intel motherboards are cheaper.
Pricing varies by regions and governed by the supply / demand law. I just got another asus x570 prime pro for $150.
I don’t know why the intel lower chipset cannot support the higher frequency RAM... quite unfortunate.
The pandemic doesn’t help us, consumers, at all. High demand for x570 around my area makes a lot of the board go out of stock quickly.
So, right now it is true that intel boards are generally easier and cheaper to buy.
AMD has gotten the much needed growth to compete against intel. The future is bright with healthy competition.