Yes, it's crazy right?
I know my son(who is in his mid 20's) still uses his FX 8350 happily as his main gaming PC though. With 16 GB RAM, a decent mid/high range Radeon of last gen(I forgot the model TBH, but it was £180 in 2019 and has 8GB) and a Samsung 1TB SSD it does just fine for all his stuff.
So today in 2021 these 8-core FX chips are actually better than they were in 2012/2013, 8 threads makes them more than good enough to power a 1080p capable GPU now games and OS are more "thread aware", they are better today than the 4 core/8 thread intel CPU's that handed them there arse back in the day for today's software.
Off hand I know he plays DOTA2, Hades, Genshin Impact, Outer Worlds, Borderlands 3 and a bunch of others too.
I guess if you have an older AM3 motherboard(even if you don't, those are still cheap last time I looked), the FX 8xxx CPU makes sense as a simple-ish upgrade, DDR3 RAM is dirt cheap, a £80 SATA SSD gives you fast storage, so bringing an older machine back upto full speed gaming is cheap and easy.(well it was before the CPU's went through the roof!)
I'm using an old Intel X58 with a 6 core/12 thread Xeon for gaming, now those CPU's are still dirt cheap, but the motherboards are frighteningly expensive, so if you don't have a board already, it doesn't make sense to try to build one now.
Also I guess many people are building machines with older or weaker GPU's as it's all they can get, so a FX is more than enough for those. I don't know anyone who cares a fig for windows 11, so that's not a big issue I've seen either on the second hand gaming market either.
So X58, cheap CPU's, expensive motherboards.
FX 8xxx cheap motherboards, expensive CPU's.
I guess it entirely depends on what hardware you already have to decide what makes sense.
286 20MHz,1MB RAM,Trident 8900B 1MB, Conner CFA-170A.SB 1350B
386SX 33MHz,ULSI 387,4MB Ram,OAK OTI077 1MB. Seagate ST1144A, MS WSS audio
Amstrad PC 9486i, DX/2 66, 16 MB RAM, Cirrus SVGA,Win 95,SB 16
Cyrix MII 333,128MB,SiS 6326 H0 rev,ESS 1869,Win ME