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Most don't buy CPUs a la carte....We can all do without the unearned condescension.
Price versus performance is a real metric and not exactly complicated.
I'm also arguing with the market, because the current market going by boxed CPU sales is indisputably 6 cores or more. There isn't anything less than that in the top five best selling positions on various Amazon sites for example. In the USA today only one CPU up to the top fourteen sellers has less than six cores, and the situation is similar elsewhere.
In addition, we're likely less than a year away from six cores wresting the most common CPU configuration of PCs surveyed on Steam away from four core machines for the first time. Very significant after about eight years of four core domination.
Perhaps it is you who is unaware of how the market is working presently?
Ultimately you pays your money and takes your choice.
And when they do, the i3's are a great choice for the money.