cpu improvements have been complete **** in the last couple of years… and intel seem determined to stiff consumers with limited number of cores unless you want to bleed your wallet… I would think maybe 6-8 cores might be the norm for x86 now, but here we are still getting shafted with 2-4 cores… Laptops are even worse, 3years ago an I5 came with 4cores, now you look at similar priced laptops and you’re seeing i5 with 2cores lol… while 6cores desktop intel cpu’s is some major premo ****.
honestly a 5year old i5 any gen, overclocked is still better than the overpriced **** out now…
I can only hope AMD have better cpu’s out this/next year… Intel sitting on a consumer shafting monopoly and if you think that’s worth funding to some piddly 20% improvement well have fun.
ebay older gen 6core xen/i7 cpu’s are also worth considering for budget, ddr4 is a sad joke and hardly worth it as is the quality of the mobos out now.
beside who wants to fund a scumpany like intel who cut 12000 staff while have similar number h1b visa applications … oh and they like to send ****** cpu updates via winshi10 **** autoupdates for anyone who thought buying a shitlake cpu to overclock only to find an MS update nerfed the gains.
intel screw em.
Atleast you still get meaningful gains from gfx card makers, imagine if they took intel strategy of trying to limit the number core transistors we’d still be playing games with 2010 gfx.