"Intel is better for less money"... LOL of course you triggered me saying nonsensical bullshit like this.
Intel has JUST announced they're dropping pricing on their desk CPU's to compete with Zen2 , lmfao.
And no, Intel is doing AWFULLY considering they're stuck on Skylake archtecture for 4 YEARS even though they were at the time leading by miles away and they still have more employees on a single development team than AMD has of total workforce.
I9 9900K is indeed a monster but costs and heats just as an LGA2066, it can't make most of it's 5Ghz performance without a high-end cooling system at a controlled room temperature, while a stock 2700X games fine with it's out-of-the-box cooler.
Go search opinions of any trustworthy hardware reviewer what they say about AMD vs Intel for budget gaming in 2019, NO ONE will recommend Intel over Ryzen, just say it has a little better cost per performance at some games.
I agree too that Alienware is fancy overpriced stuff, but it's companies like then that create trends which fuels the gamer market and generates revenue for AMD and Intel to improve their products. This debate here is the best marketing we, simpleton nerds who just sit in front of the pc minding their own business, can do and we're just looking like morons for the average gamer, including everyone else that are reading this.
Say what you think and feel, but what I'm bringing up are just facts shaped by the perception of hundreds of millions of people and the technical situation of the desktop CPU market. And now that DX12 and Vulkan will be the norm and multi-threading being the future, Intel's situation is grim with IceLake looking to be mobile exclusive.
And yes, I can name games that efficiently use 6 cores and over.
I just thought you were smart enough to do your own search because you're no novice on this topic, but since you said yourself you can't do it, here it goes:
Shadow of the Tomb Raider, TC The Division 2, AC Odyssey, Hitman 2, yada yada yada
The list goes on and will go increase fast with new-gen consoles equipped with Ryzen+Na'Vi APUs.
And before you bring up the excuse "Intel has 6 cores CPU's too", they charge a LOT more for double the threads and overclocking, while AMD offers it all starting from the 2600 up to the 2700X ALONG with a decent out-of-the-box cooler.
A budget gamer can pay for a R5 1600 to play CPU bounded games, but not for a i7.
The same goes for whomever is short on money and still wants good performance on multi-threading, yet you say AMD didn't raise the bar on the market with Ryzen.
You work with IT and techie stuff, but this doesn't make you better than anyone at this matter if you don't get your ideas straight.
Go search for better info sources or read news with an open mind instead of detracting stuff and people you don't like or don't agree with just for the sake of your own ego.