Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 21 May 2019.
Who decides pricing at Intel? Bozo the Clown?
can't remember what the caveat was, but there was a reason to go i5 instead of getting an 8350 - does it still apply to the 9350?
@Anfield - it's still new; how much did the 8350 launch at? I get what you mean, though; being an F-chip.
iirc for a marginal increase in spend, you traded the overclockability for 2 extra cores
something's telling me that it was about slower (i5) 4/8 being (long run) better than a faster (i3) 4/4.
well with the 8/9th gen the i5s ar 6c/6t to the i3's 4/4
Surely they didn't release it earlier because they had to respin the current generation after the recently-announced MDS vulnerabilities?
But as consumers we don't really have any reason to care about launch price, just current price and when this is your competition and you hacked off the gpu...
Depends what you're motive for considering an i3-9xxx is, next to an 8350K. If it's budget, then I can't see any contest.
Custom PC based their Labs recommendation for the i3-8350K, in issue 175, on the premise that "... you overclock it, otherwise don't bother (& get i3-8100 or an i5-8400)".
At that time, it was "£170"...
Direct quote - "Verdict The Core i5-8400 and Ryzen 5 1600 are better all-rounders, but the Core i3-8350K remains a great budget gaming chip if you overclock it"
Did Intel forget the competition isn't Bulldozer anymore?
None of Intel's current chips have hardware mitigations against MDS, to the best of my knowledge. The next gen probably won't either. Hell, it's still making chips vulnerable to one of the original Spectre attacks...
The perils of using the same underlying arch for the past 10+ years without a replacement in the wings [that isn't yet another do-over of the same underlying design].
They should've had a more "what if?" approach to AMD releasing competitive CPU's than a "worry about it when it happens" one...
It seems like they thought reducing prices and increasing cores would be enough to kill AMD, so they could mark things back up next year. And they forgot to see if it worked before they marked everything back up.
4c/4t for £180? Christ... can you imagine the state of the market today if Ryzen turned into another Bulldozer?!
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