And that is my whole point AND the main reason why any of these high core count models would be appealing currently when games are still not normally capable of utilizing those additional cores or hyperthreads.cores underutilized by the game can be used for background tasks.
It's important to note that while future games will tend to use more cores, you may actually get worse gaming performance overall with a 12-core CPU. For example, a Threadripper would not be a smart purchase if you don't have significant non-gaming needs for a CPU like that.Awesome, thanks all for your advice, im going with 12 cores.
True, but he hasn't announced which 12-core CPU he's getting! Unless I missed it in reading.If the 12 core has a 5ghz turbo, i doubt gaming performance is going to be bad.
I think if amd announces a sub $175 6c12t cpu that can overclock to 5ghz a stock/inexpensive cooler, id buy it.
As if the 2700X overclocked to all core 4.1-4.3 GHz and under load is not also pulling 130-145 watts?I can dream lol. Im sure that will happen in the next few years due to the way we are progressing.
I guess if the i7 8700k was cheaper and actually stuck to ite tdp it would fit the bill.