I think it is also worth taking into considerations that user requirements are different. It's all good and dandy that my rig is capable of 97 FPS...but if my screen is 60Hz, it doesn't matter all that much, does it. I do enjoy these articles (in fact, these articles I enjoy the most! - Thanks a ton Steve!
), however, before we go to war over CPU/GPU botlenecks and what is the one and only true road ahead, let's just consider the use(r's) case.
For instance, I'm happy with 60FPS + Vsynch (because I mostly play on my big a** TV
). I know. Gasp. And I bet there are many more out there with similar expectations. High(er than 60) refresh rate is great, but it is not the only way. I'm still using a 3600 with a 3070, and for my needs, it is a fine pair. I'm always considering to get a (2nd hand) 5700x/5800x/5800x3D/5900x, but then I ask myself: what will I notice in my gameplay? Not much: both current components are more than capable of a rock steady 60FPS, and a new CPU couldn't improve on that. So I just keep postponing the upgrade...until I reach the point where there is actual benefit for me...
The point is, if the CPU/GPU of choice is comfortably(!!) delivering the required (or available) screen refresh rate (at your desired/available resolution), it doesn't matter how much extra/reserve performance we are not taping into. If you want 144hz, sure, go for it & enjoy: then that's your baseline, regardless of platform (for both CPU and GPU, btw). If 60 is your target (like me), then that...if 240, then chose CPU/GPU for that...simple
(Just my 2 cents