Originally Posted by Tojara
No. Intel is just too cheap to bring hexa to mainstream desktop, and they spend the transistor budget on wide FP (with little benefit for the average user), efficiency and IGP.
Intel aren't cheap.
The amount they are putting on R&D each year is worth approximately what AMD are even worth overall.
They have centres all around the world doing research, testing manufacturing, etc etc. The amount of patents they are putting out each year is staggering to say the least.
All they need is a motivation and an actual reason to get their chips more cores (currently only planned to cannon lake).
Since their 4 core no HT CPUs are beating the hell out of AMDs current 8 core CPUs, and since AMD's desktop CPUs are only coming in H2 2017, intel has zero reason to rush to put out more cores.
While some people will benefit from it, at the current state, I wouldn't put out higher cores for the main stream as well. No reason at all to do it.