As Zucker2K said, a low latency memory subsystem is very beneficial to gaming. Actually, low latency memory access is extremely beneficial to the vast majority of end consumer applications in general.Games are not common workloads, you can't design some cpu to be good at all games, each game have it's own characteristics, they do completely random workloads.
That's why the majority of mainstream CPUs use dual channel memory. More memory channels are almost useless for the average consumer, but for server and databases bandwidth is also immensely important which is why those CPUs come with lots of memory channels.
All I said is that Intel's design decisions has been very beneficial for gaming and that they do application testing during development. There's nothing controversial about this statement. You think these engineers are stupid or something, that they don't know what works. But if you won't take my word, take the word of Ronal Singh, the lead architect for Sunny Cove. In this interview with Gamers Nexus, he SPECIFICALLY says and I quote:Contrary to some group of applications, be them all the file archiving software, all the image processing software, all the video processing software, all the cad software, all the database software, ... all the groups they all share the same kind of data workload.
You can predict those better when designing a cpu. Now you want intel waste time doing some cpu that will work very well with Doom and also be good with The Sims, they don't.
Starts at 4:00"When we're doing our analysis, what kind of workloads do I look at to say how do I tell if I'm actually increasing performance? So we look at a lot of GAMES, a lot of multimedia applications, we look at a lot of things also on the server side."
You might consider it to be bad marketing, but the intention is clear on AMD's part. They are obviously catering to the gaming crowd.Now you are confusing bad marketing with cpu design.
I already answered back several pages ago. Skylake-X is slower in games for specific reasons, namely the mesh interconnect, smaller (and slower) L3 cache size per core, and a non inclusive L3 cache. However, these can be overcome somewhat with tweaking and Skylake-X can become a really good gaming CPU.Skylake-X is asking about you.