You don't have a spouse that fancies herself or himself a amateur photographer and wants to edit large image files and clean them up by hand using a tool like GIMP or wants to re encode video footage to add special transitions and such and effects after the fact. Trust me those people want CPU but just don't know it. And really why are you even participating in this thread? I don't mean that to sound derogatory but I fail to see your buy in on why you would care about these CPU's in the least. You clearly are missing out on some serious upgrades but don't really care. I appreciate that. It's awesome really. But I scratch my head on why you would give half a turd about the new CPU's until you hit an OS incompatibility.