Here's why 10-core processors like the new Skylake-X are still totally overkill for gaming – PC Gamer

The most important part of any gaming PC is the graphics card. Since the advent of the GPU in the late 90s, this is the one fact PC gamers can count on, and with 8-core, 10-core, and even 18-core CPUs on the horizon (or horyzen if you prefer), it’s important to keep this in mind. I’ve been testing (and retesting) CPUs for most of the past two weeks, getting ready for Intel’s Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X launch. I’m still not ready with all the numbers I want to show, but if you’re mostly worried about gaming, I can help:

Forget about the new CPUs.

And forget about core count. Okay, don’t go completely bonkers and assume all you need is a dual-core processor from several years ago, but for modern PC games, even with a GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, there’s typically very little difference between a $200-$250 CPU and a $500-$1000 CPU. And where there is some difference, it’s often only if you bend over backwards to concoct an unusual gaming scenario, using settings that you wouldn’t normally run on a GTX 1080 Ti.

All my CPU game performance tests are done at 1080p with maxed out settings, as a compromise between putting the load almost completely on the GPU (1440p ultra and above), and putting the load on the CPU and other elements (1080p medium). But the type of gamer who goes out and buys a GTX 1080 Ti is precisely the sort of person who is likely to buy a 1440p or 4K monitor. And if you have a nice monitor, you don’t want to ruin it by running at 1080p.

So what can I tell you about gaming performance right now? Try this on for size: in the sixteen games I tested (charts will be

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