Not outside the realms of possibility, but like you I'm awaiting confirmation of that as a Z370/8700K owner.Where did you hear that? Would be great if true, but I suspect not.
Don't be ridiculous. Such a shift has nothing to do with AMD and was coming anyway. Intel just does Intel.I see a reset coming with Intel. I see a new batch of 9 series chips with revamped segments and revamped pricing with the 8 core chip where the 8700K is now.
i3 is 4c8t
i5 is 6c12t
i7 is 8c16t
Just about like WikiChip has it.
I think that will be the shift to battle AMD into the future.
Once they release an 8c desktop chip, they can't pretend anymore.Don't be ridiculous. Such a shift has nothing to do with AMD and was coming anyway. Intel just does Intel.
Haha ok, I'll stop. For real though, it's great to think about the i5 being a viable option for even hardcore gamers who demand the best. 6/12 is going to be enough raw grunt for gaming for a long time with no compromises, except for streaming and stuff. 8/16 will be the high end standard, but that 6/12 i5 level of performance in the $200-ish range...man that's just great.