And I think you're missing the point that the for every professional that needs that extra boost that Intel might provide, however small that might be, there are thousands upon thousands of amateurs who could benefit from saving a few bucks by buying a 3700X vs a 9900k. That was the whole point.You are missing the fact that I specified professionals playing in a highly competitive environment in very high paced games. It is definitely not always the case, 120Hz may very well be above and beyond what a professional needs in a slower paced game such as say LoL or DOTA2. But high paced FPS games are totally different beasts. The other fact I clearly stated is professionals, not your average joe shmoe who has average skill. I'm talking about the cream of the crop, the Shrouds if you will. You can ask any one of them and all of them will tell you, 144Hz minimum and as high of an FPS as you can afford and almost all of them game 1080p or 1440p, not a single pixel more.