Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 19 Nov 2018.
So now you have an i7-9700K that is really an i5-8600K with a new name. Bravo, Intel! Bravo...
The naming shenanigans are indeed silly, but to be fair overclockers is selling it for basically the same price as a i7-8700K...
And at £379 it is actually a damn good gaming CPU (compared to the rest of the Intel lineup at the current prices)
That’s not great, because the 8700K will get HT instead of no HT. Meh.
8 cores, soldered IHS but no HT or 6 cores, pigeon crap and HT?
At the same price I'd take the 9700K for gaming purposes.
That it's being sold at £100 under rrp from the get go says everything really. Not a chip anyone really wants or needs, even at £379 that is £80 more than a Ryzen 2700x (that comes with a decent CPU cooler in the price) for a small FPS bump in gaming and no advantage or a slight disadvantage in anything work related.
Outside of gaming the both this and the "mainstream" i9 do indeed have a hard justifying themselves... because outside of gaming they also have to compete against two HEDT platforms.
Whoops. Now I feel dumb. I thought it was the 6 core part.
The more I see of these Intel CPU's, the more I want to go AMD with my next build.
Now, AMD, can you please do the same to the GPU market?
Depends on your workload. Outside of CPU-rendering (in a world where GPU rendering is taking over) and video transcoding, you'd be surprised at just how lightly threaded desktop workloads are.
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