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Old October 19, 2018, 06:36 AM
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Hey everyone, we just published our review of the new eight-core/sixteen-thread Core i9-9900K - the flagship of Intel's mainstream 9th generation Core processor family.

Enjoy: Intel i9-9900K Review - AMD Pushing Progress

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Funny enough. I couldnt care less about the 9900k.

What I really want to see is a performance review of the 8700k to the 9700k and see how the extra cores vs lack of hyperthreading compare at the 'equivalent' price point.
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Funny enough. I couldnt care less about the 9900k.

What I really want to see is a performance review of the 8700k to the 9700k and see how the extra cores vs lack of hyperthreading compare at the 'equivalent' price point.

here's a 9700K review by Guru3D:
https://www.guru3d.com/articles-page...-review,1.html
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Thanks for the review! I am also looking forward to an i7 review at some point.

TDP has become a useless item for comparing CPUs. There was historically a difference between AMD and Intel (though much less so with Ryzen), but this review shows a pretty crazy gap within intel due to (as you mentioned) the increasing use of base and boost clocks. It is even worse in the mobile segment.
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"With that in mind, we look forward to seeing if the new Core i5-9600K and Core i7-9700K models can provide some great bang for the buck for the gamer market."

As do we all I think! Thanks for the review MAC, good stuff.

I like the info that Guru3D provide in their reviews, but I have to say, the writing chops are no where near the HWC reviewer level. Keep up the great, well written work! It's appreciated.

Although it appears the i7 9700K is being reviewed as kind of an odd ball chip, I think it is the most attractive one for me. Assuming of course I don't just do a crazy big upgrade when the time comes and go 9900K even though I don't "need" it
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https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16819117957

$670 cdn, too funny^.

It's nice to peruse the reviews though.
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i7 9700K is $519 CDN on Newegg & Canada Computers. Do you guys think its worth the $100 premium over 2700X?
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i7 9700K is $519 CDN on Newegg & Canada Computers. Do you guys think its worth the $100 premium over 2700X?
Good god no.
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I'd really like to upgrade (if nothing else because it feels like it's been a while for me), but I look at this chip, the price of DDR4 (which admittedly isn't as crazy as it was), a new MB and I'm just not excited by the return. Sure I'd probably see a decent gain on my 4790k, but it still feels more than 'snappy' enough and that money is better served for a GPU for me.

I really want to be excited and do a new build, but it just doesn't feel like I'd get the bang for my buck. It'd be like trading in a 2016 vehicle for a 2018 vehicle that's had no changes other than a few tweaks.


Hopefully intel's next major release has enough in it with a combination of performance, price and a new feature or two (PCIe 4.0, Wireless AX, something) and I'll be excited.


Of course by then I'll probably see DDR5 and be terrified of the price
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Well taking a quick look at this review, the gamersnexus 9900k review and at the 9700k review over at guru, I would have to say that from a price/performance aspect the 9700k seems like it will be what most gamers will want over both the 9900k and the 2700X. I myself still want the 9900k, now I'm not getting one till right in the new year so maybe things will change but once I do get it I will not be upgrading the core system again for another 3-4 years I would suspect. So for me spending a little more now should add just a little more life onto it. And coming from a 4770k it should be a decent jump in games and everything else. But please don't forget that I already have the graphic cards to back that system up, if I only had say a 1070 or 1060 or something like that then I would not be even considering the 9900K or heck even the 9700 or frankly any newer chip. But since I do have the graphics, the area I need/want the upgrade on is the cpu. And looking at the gamers nexus charts, the 2700 oc'd is just not a big enough jump from the 4790 (which is close enough to my chip). I want the top of the chart chip and while pricey that is the 9900K.

Just took a quick look at prices at MemEx and if you are looking at 8 core cpus (not counting Xeon) then here are the prices as of right now:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $319.99
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X $329.99
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 $359.99
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $429.99
Intel Core i7-9700K $529.99
Intel Core i7-9900K $669.99
Intel Core i7-7820X $829.99
Intel Core i7-6900K $1499.99 (old and generally irrelevant)

So when you look at that, the 9700K and even 9900K aren't so bad priced when you compare it to the previous Intel 8 core chips. Sure they are pricier than the AMD ones, but it looks like they perform better as well. This is not to say that the 2700 for example is not a great buy, and is (if you are willing to OC) the one I would recommend to most people. But if you want the high end you have to pay for it, and always have. Along with that comes diminishing returns on your money and is like that everywhere, cars, monitors, boats, tvs, watches, basically anything out there. The very high end has a large price tag with only a bit of a performance (be it speed/luxury/whatever) difference.

TL;DR Yes it is pricey, but it is also the fastest gaming chip. Spend money on gpu instead, unless you are already at the top there.
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