- Jan 24, 2014
I feel that many here on the forum as well as Anandtech's reviewers are perhaps of the older demographics that might be out of touch with what younger (15-30 yo) gamers do with their computers.
Go to twitch.tv and see what those streamers do. As you get better and better at online competitive games, the queue time often gets longer. What some people do is play another game while waiting. So they often have stuff like Fallout 4, Overwatch, Heathstone being paused in the background while they're playing Dota or LoL. That, on top of streaming, browser open to interact with viewers, skype-ing with teammates in the games, recording the gameplay for review and upload to youtube, the list goes on.
Meanwhile, for every successful streamer / youtuber who does all the things you describe, there are hundreds or thousands of subscribers who watch their PCs like television sets and make extensive use of chat windows: these are the people who should consider Pentiums and i3s for their computing needs.