Originally Posted by bigjdubb
For sure. Which is why I will be paying close attention this go around. I will not be buying AMD again if the 12 core and 16 core get all the clock speed. It would be nice if they made a great cpu for gamers who don't want to stream to twitch while they play.
If you don't think Intel's 6-core is also scraps, I don't know what to tell you. Same applies to the 10-series 8-core. You have the money to drop on a high-end X570 board, a 2080ti, several m.2 drives, and a 1440p/144hz G-Sync screen, but you can't pick up a 9900k or a 3900/3950X?
If you're avoiding the Intel 8/10-core and AMD 12/16-core chips on the principle of "I only need 6 cores", you're doing it wrong. You need better silicon if you want it to clock better, and better silicon is used in more expensive parts. They will overclock better on average, and with how power and thermals are handled these days they will win in single-thread and efficiency too.
Either way you are not exactly missing out on much, the 3700X is not that far behind a 3950X or 9900K. The 9900KS OC'd to 5.2Ghz is a whole 5% faster than a 3700X on average at 144p, oh noooo.
And it's a whole 17% faster at 720p, oh noooooooooooooooooooooo!
Please note how the 9600K, the hex-core, is tied with the 3700X at both 720p and 1440p.