- Aug 7, 2004
Well, again, given you've got stuff like the 5950x, and likely even greater with the release of AM5, most people don't need HEDT style core counts/performance at the consumer level. The amount of sales these parts bring is likely very low, and the people that need more are going to be in an environment where they can have workloads on massive host clusters with as many cores/RAM/storage/vGPU that they want. The sky is limit. There may be a very tiny number of people at the prosumer level that aren't getting what they want, but that market share is so small that you can't blame AMD & Intel for largely not caring. Intel has even less reason moving forward to care about HEDT given that Apple isn't going to work with them anymore moving forward for the Mac Pro's.