This argument works as well against the 10900K and 9900K as it does the 3950X ironically.
Sure, but 8c/16t isn't way over the limit of diminishing returns for the average Joe like 16c/32t is.
You do realize that the Ryzen processors win in many lightly threaded applications like the adobe suite correct? You must be living under a rock, it's been this way since the 3000 series launched. It's also in this review, which you seemingly ignored to spout your opinion here.
In this review? Really? The 10900k was even winning against the 3950x in after effects and photoshop and was really close to the 3900x in corona and premiere.
Yes, we all know professionals don't like saving time.
You are hard trolling. Pretty clear at this point.
I wasn't talking about professionals though. A professional that's going to save time by using a higher core CPU is not going to bother with the gaming benchmarks in the first place. Even if he games, it's not going to be something he cares about
Yes, because we all know 90% of people buying a PC need $500 processors
Aside from you ignoring the fact that a majority of CPU sales are going to be lower on Intel/AMD's product portfolios, you also seem to ignore the fact that you can get a faster, higher core count AMD CPU that's much cheaper and consumes less power, supports PCIe 4.0 and isn't a dead platform. I digress through, I'm sure you have your arbitrary standard of what constitutes performance.
But that's the point, most people do not need a CPU with more cores.How is z490 a dead platform? Its going to support as many CPU upgrades as the x570 . But nice try.
I just ordered a 10900k. You know why? Cause even as a "heavy" user, there is nothing that the Ryzens are faster at what I want them to be faster. Even for my professional work I run a couple of databases with 3 clients, and sure as hell I don't need 32 threads for that. And ofc it's top dog for gaming. Even if I somehow need some work that requires more cores, it sure as hell is PLENTY fast. Anyone arguing otherwise is just being dishones. The only downside is the power consumption, and that's about it. Generally speaking the only downside for the average consumer is the price and the consumption. The performance is there and it's great.