- Jun 13, 2003
2) why would you want a 6 core when next year all the new consoles will 8 core Zen chips in them? look for that to be in the system requirements for upcoming games in 2020 and beyond.
I don't find this argument too convincing on the whole- while the rough building blocks for the consoles will be similar, the details will be all different. However, when it comes to the desktop, you'd want eight SMT cores (sixteen threads) just to keep your 0.1% lows from being impacted by background stuff, so yeah, get eight SMT cores, just not because consoles are coming with that .