Core counts of mainstream desktop processors have been increasing over the past few years. The big jump was with AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series were we saw not only a 12-core chip, but also a 16-core chip! Bringing 16 cores to the mainstream is just insane! It does however provide amazing multi-core performance you won’t find in other mainstream parts and will save you money from going to HEDT route. For those who might not need quad channel memory and more PCI-Express lanes a 16-core mainstream chip would make sense.
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