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Oh, I don‘t buy Intel unless I can only get what I need from them.Now, 8 cores 16 threads should be enough CPU power for some time.
But, since current games simply suck using IO, even HDD is quite enough for games. As we have seen, many new console games do load and (use textures "on fly") Very Fast. DirectStorage is similar solution coming for PC.
If DirectStorage really does what it promises, we may talk very big advantage. It may well require NVMe x4 connection from CPU. Difference between 10700K and 3700X on current games seem to be around 8%. With DirectStorage we may well speak more like 80% improvement. Even that number is very low to be honest, if technology is properly implemented.
Remember also, Intel usually tends to support new products much better than old ones. I would not be surprised at all if Intel will limit DirectStorage support for Rocket lake and newer. 8% difference on current old games worth enough to take risk? Easy answer: no.
In terms of extra IO I am happy with the additional 4x lanes and USB ports from the CPU my Ryzen has, but I wouldn‘t upgrade from B450 to a 500 series chipset when I upgrade my CPU later on. Curious what direct storage will bring.
Just saying that the 10700k isn‘t garbage and with current EOL prices not a bad deal.