I'll take a pass on the $1,000 CPU's, there'll be many for half the price with less than 10% performance loss, mostly in single threaded operations.
With that in mind, all of these cores available, software developers will have to make adjustments so that the apps we use the most can take advantage of more cores. Especially browsers, the #1 in Google Chrome itself brings a heavy load & could benefit with using more than a single core (or H/T in one).
Would also like to see PCIe 3.0 move upwards, for myself not so much for GPU's, rather faster NVMe SSD's that'll torch those of today. Historically, every new revision has doubled the speed of the previous, so just one level up would create an entire new market for both GPU's & NVMe SSD's.
All of these newer upgrades will also mean a flood of not too old computers of all types on eBay for less than a third of the original price that'll provide models for every budget. The video quoted a high number in use that's within reason, so many could get 6th gen series at great pricing.
Am sure that AMD isn't sitting on the sidelines, while their releases usually ships later than expected (why I became tired of waiting for Ryzen & went with a FX-8350 system), next go round will be patient & see what's placed on the table. As stated, I'd rather have a new chip coming in, rather than one on it's way out, newer are better supported & usually offers more features as well. From the looks of things now, won't be going quad anymore, true 8 core is here to stay & may become a mainstream offering in 2-3 years, dropping quads altogether on the AMD side.
Intel will likely keep the i3 as a quad & needs to ditch the rest, if already haven't. I've yet to hear of a Pentium in the 8th gen lineup, hopefully won't be there. Kind of hard to envision 'dual core' & 40% extra performance in the same sentence, while a decade to 15 years back, was accurate, not so much today. Although am going to look for a low cost 4th gen Pentium that sold for $69 new (I believe unlocked) to practice delidding on. The i7-4770 that shipped with my XPS 8700 is beginning to run 7-8C warmer than when purchased in 2013. Have upgraded heatsink & cooler (& it's stock fan), along with running SpeedFan to get that drop, was 8-10C warmer with stock cooler, no matter which thermal paste I used or application method. I've found that the rice grain method is best (less is more), anymore than that, when heatsink removed, there's paste everywhere.
While I still love my current systems & will upkeep for as long as feasible, like to keep at least one modern PC on hand, so 2020 becomes 'new build' year, the roadmaps are looking good so far. Will be glad to see AMD shed more light on theirs, although they've learned not to make bold predictions that leaves customers unhappy. And thankfully, discontinued the FX line practice of calling quad, tri & dual core CPU's eight, six & four. Speaking of which, this Phenom x4 965 system rocks, running half the RAM that the FX-8530 system was running & I believe is a better CPU. It takes getting behind the wheel to have that feeling, if I thought it to be slower, would install in a different MB.
Have had a could of Intel systems I felt the same way over, one of my current PC's featuring a Intel Core2Quad 9650 was faster than a 1st gen Core i7-920 system that I gave to a friend in need three holiday seasons back. He was unemployed through no fault of his own, his daughter needed a computer for homework & for him to look for a job, so it felt as good for me to part with the PC as them for receiving it.
2020 cannot come fast enough for me, and at my age, won't be long.
Edited by cat1092, 09 October 2017 - 05:22 AM.