I'm sure the fanboys are going to be ecstatic that in 2020 or so there'll be a 16 core desktop part that still can't do AVX-512 and that'll be "enahnced" with dual channel RAM*.
Who gives a f**k what the fanbois think. Especially what they think of AVX512 - which I still think is a dubious design compromise!
A 16C part that can run many of the applications I'm interested in extremely well will do me nicely.
If I have to go back into the world of CFD - I'll get a Threadripper - or EPYC.
But AMD's commercial interests would be vastly better served with an 8 core CPU that can actually boot to a desktop without requiring a discrete GPU.
Agreed in that there is a big market for an 8C APU. It'd become the "power" desktop of choice for ignorant corporations everywhere [as opposed to workstations].
Insult the 9900K all you want, but throwing moar coar chiplets in won't do the job.
What job? Depends on what the memory requirements of the job are.... Rendering? It'd do that job very nicely.