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I'll take it a step further, you dont need these CPUs. Period. If you are playing at 60 FPS like the majority of the planet is on, CPUs have been good enough, you can still rock skylake quad cores and get the job done. Even playing games like halo infinite at 144hz, the limitation is the GPU 99% of the time.
I feel like, with 6 core CPUs having been around for so long, there's just no reason to upgrade. most of the old haswell/ivy bridge and FX series parts have been replaced, hell most of the ryzen 1000s have or are currently being replaced by 5000 series upgrades, and those upgrades will last a long time, especially given the sluggish economy and ever rising cost of living. .
Everything right now is reminding me more of 2007/early 2008, lots of spending but nobody had cash. This s gonna blow up hard in the coming years.....
My wife doesn't game or do anything demanding and she's still on a Q6600. Does more than she asks of it. Not too bad for a 16 year old CPU! Pair an old CPU with an SSD and enough RAM and the average user is fine.