Beyond impressions, facts: https://www.techspot.com/review/1983-intel-vs-amd-budget-cpu-battle-2020/
4C/4T is definitely not enough for smooth gaming anymore, it would be a bad move to go that route nowadays, even if you saved a few bucks in the process.
TIL 2 things:
"NVMe SSD read and write speeds are over 30 times faster than the more commonly-used and lower cost 2.5" SATA3 SSDs "
"2.5" SATA3 SSDs have a read and write speed of about 500 MB/s while NVMe SSDs read and write speeds are about 3000 MB/s, or 6 times faster than 2.5" SATA3...
What Candle_86 wrote were mantras of the industry in the 80's (640 KB of RAM being more than enough for anyone) and 90's (4 cores beeing unnecessary) that are obviously wrong by today's standards. He was being ironic, i don't think you got his point.
You mean drop prices even further? Because these next gen HEDT 10 series cores are already half the price of the previous gen (https://www.anandtech.com/show/14925/intel-cascade-lakex-for-hedt-18-cores-for-under-1000). So it's not like Intel hasn't dropped their prices already.
The previous article said that the N7+ process would get a +20% in density compared to N7, while this article says that N6 would have 18% better density than N7. Anybody care to clarify it? As written, it suggests that N6 is worse than N7+..?