No because the games cannot utilize the additional threads. The 9900K already has 16 threads which maxes out almost every game thread count wise. Manufacturing node is a variable that needs to be controlled when cross comparing competing products.I think AMD is doing very well right now. But let's forget about prices for a second.
So...on one side, we got one with more cores and manufactured at 7nm.
And on the other side....we got one with less cores and manufactured at 14+++nm.
Not trying to create an argument, but is this a fair comparison?
Mind you both of these products are the same price. Unless there is something that would give the reader an unfair view of a certain performance metric, any node or core advantage is completely fair game.