Thanks for the article.
Just to point out a flaw in the argument:
Back in the day the differences were small between the i7 8700k and R5 2600x with the GTX 1070. You then measured a 3% difference in 1080p Ultra in AC:O.
You pointed out this was half of what the difference with a 1080Ti was, a card Nvidia 2017 claimed to be the fastest gaming graphics card money can buy.
I understand your point: What then was a narrow difference in gaming performance between two cpus, could become a widening gap with modern GPUs over years to come. So lower resolutions are chosen to inform the reader.
The flaw: How could one calculate the degree of future gap between those two CPUs back then without todays modern GPUs and without todayd modern game engines? It's not possible. The gap could stay narrow, or it could evolve into a serious difference. There are lot's of variables there. This imho disables the whole 8700k 2600x argument in the article.
Another point: Testing in 1080p Ultra does not help your cause (the 3% difference). 1080p medium or low or even 720p would have shown a greater gap between those two CPUs.
Last point about the writing style: I feel it's not the smartest thing to talk about 'Misconceptions' while refering to a portion of your reader base. Obviously you are fighting 'misconceptions' in your own reader base, otherwise it would be pointless to write that emotionally. You don't get that reaction while browsing the comments section of quora. Yes, maybe some of your readers got things wrong. Maybe, as a writer I guess, one can get very upset when digging through some of the comments like in this recent Techspot article:
And yes, people sometimes lack experience. Sometimes they are rude. Both can happen simultaneously. But as a professional tech blog your writers should stay above that. Don't start to mansplain benchmarks.
For instance please do not write: "When People Don't Understand CPU Benchmarks, Point Them Here". That's the actual Subtitle of this article. Just think about this sentence for a minute.
I liked Techspots writing style in general up to this point, but this article was not up to your standards imho. It felt like reading a tweet with graphs.
Just pointing these points out to reconsider, of course this is not meant as a harm and is my personal view. Other views may and will differ.