If AMD does go the single CCX route, I'd be interested if they have "non-X" models for everything that uses a pair of CCXs. So for example, the 5700 uses a pair whereas the 5700X has one. Depending on your workload, the extra CCX shouldn't really have much of an impact at all on performance, whereas in others it would make a very substantial difference, but it would make for a cheaper product since you're basically getting defective chips. I don't know of any (doesn't mean there aren't any) but whatever game can take advantage of more than 16 threads, that doesn't mean it needs that much. More threads doesn't always yield more performance, or at least not a significant amount. With next-gen consoles around the corner, I figure 8c/16t is the most anyone will need for gaming. If you do other things besides gaming (or other things while you're gaming), you'll probably want more to compensate.