- Jan 11, 2011
Hopefully the days of buying a flagship CPU and it still having flagship performance 2+ years from purchase are over. I'd rather have rapid progress - I agree that the Zen 2 cores in the PS5 and Series X/S (not to mention the potatoes in the Nintendo Switch) will keep contemporary high core count CPUs relevant for a while.We may not even need to go bellow 1080p if Nvidia keeps their hardware & driver model for their 4000 series.
Again, I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade here, these discounted CPUs are a fine purchase as long as they come with proper expectations. There is obviously a price where even I would bite the bullet and get an unlocked 10 core Skylake, but I wouldn't do so hoping to get relevant flagship performance 2 years from now.