CPUs (be it Intel or AMD) have for the last several years 1 been past that point in the performance curve which makes them 'good enough' for the average user. Only specialized workloads have need additional compute power but even then it's usually a case of diminishing returns 2. Ditto with GPUs - besides games, there are a only a handful of applications that need anything beyond an integrated GPU. Both factors, along with ever-lowering cost for memory and SSDs, mean most computers bought in the last couple of years work well for all regular workloads.
Mine, unfortunately, cannot be classified as a normal workload…Read More