eLPuSHeR said: View Post
I have read elsewhere that Intel may be aiming those i9 series to the enthusiast/gaming segment. I don't get it. More cores doesn't translate to better gaming so far.
More cores doesn't hurt gaming either, contrary to what a lot of reviewers say. Plus some game developers are writing games to be more able to take advantage of more cores. Plus most gamers do other things with their computers other than just game. Some even do both at the same time. I think the emphasis is on the newer technologies coupled with the computing power can open up a lot of options that weren't there before.
But no, I don't think they can be marketed as strictly gaming CPUs.