I think when they start programming games that take advantage of more than 4 cores this CPU will shine in terms of price/performance, for now it's in no man's land.
Some games and game engines can already leverage more than four cores. What most people fail to understand is that doing so doesn't guarantee linear progression in performance. Not all workloads benefit from multithreading by their nature. It isn't because the developers don't want to code for it.
Yeah the day traders and short term thinkers bailed without a thought as to how this decent basic core will stack up in the real profit areas of server and APU.
Sorry to say it, but gaming is tiny. No one cares if we don't buy to play RB6S or BF1
Sorry, but all the market research I've been shown by the manufacturers including MSI, ASUS, GIGABYTE and Intel paint a very different picture. Gaming is growing and it's one of the driving factors behind continued desktop sales. Think about it, at current prices there isn't any reason to buy a desktop for other tasks. If it hadn't been for research showing that this was were the desktop is going, do you really think MSI would have re-branded EVERYTHING for gaming? That's exactly what they did. Very few of their motherboards lack "Gaming" in the branding. There is a reason for that. The desktop has no reason to exist outside of the gaming and professional workstation tasks. Most professional workstations are OEM builds from Dell, HP etc. They aren't using Z270X Gaming 9's or anything like that.