The Core i9 isn’t for gamers, it’s for ‘mega-taskers’ so it’s left to the Core i7 of the upcoming X-series to offer something tangible for the gaming faithful. And the only way it’s going to do that is to ensure you can overclock the transistors out of it.
Know your Ryzen 5s from your Core i7s? Of course you do, but which one’s the best CPU for gaming?
Intel’s very first E3 press conference was… well, it was kinda like your dad trying to pretend he’s down with the kids on the YouTubes. They wheeled out ‘influencers,’ talked esports and revelled in vom-inducing VR like it was 2015. But it was also a chance for them to stand in front of a rabid PC gaming audience and enthuse about why they needed Intel processors.