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Once you get to a certain core count for gaming, it's all about the core frequency. I've been testing CPU core usage on quite a few games (turning on/off CPU affinity). On average, it seems there is a large drop off/diminishing return after five CPU cores active.
Intel's 8-core "gaming CPUs" at 5+GHz will still be the best for gaming out of both Intel's and AMD's entire lineup.
GPU: TITAN RTX - 2175 MHz, liquid cooled
CPU: 9900K 5.4 GHz, liquid cooled
MB: ASUS Maximus XI Gene
RAM: G.Skill 32GB 4000 MHz Samsung B-Die
SSD: Intel Optane 905P - 960GB
DISPLAY: LG 38GL950G / VR: Modified Vive Pro