This will be a nice e-peen purchase for those with too much money. I doubt very few people would actually benefit from this kind of CPU - those who want strong ST performance can buy a regular 9900K (or 9700K) and those who want strong MT performance can get the 3900X/3950X or TR. Also, does this mean a 10-core Core i9 isn't coming anytime soon? It's a highly popular resolution because most people have mainstream PCs with mainstream GPUs. It's not that they want to play at 1080p, it's just that their mainstream GPU doesn't allow them to go higher without dropping frames - in other words, they are GPU-capped. There are only a handful of gamers who deliberately play with a CPU cap. The vast majority play with a GPU cap (for the very simple reason that they don't want their games to look like crap), and this will remain so for the foreseeable future. This is why gaming tests done with a CPU cap are unrealistic, since very few people would actually play at such settings, now or in the future. I don't run Cinebench, yet still prefer the 3900X over the 9900K. The number of cores makes a big difference in computing applications or any sort of productive workload. Why are you even buying these CPUs if you can't find the proper workload for them?