- Aug 25, 2001
Depends on your perspective, I guess, but who buys an 8C/16T CPU for "lightly threaded tasks"? Likewise, shouldn't the 7900X be selling for under $279, since it's slower for 1080P gaming than the 7700K? Ignore the core counts, after all, we're talking about customers that buy these chips for "lightly threaded tasks" - according to you.Lacking an igp, and being slower than the Intel i7 chips in lightly threaded tasks and gaming, the 1800x should be selling well below $300 to be "viable." The faster 7700k (in gaming and light-threaded tasks) is only $279 at microcenter.