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Review: Core 9th Series 9900K, 9700K and 9600K Processors

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    nizzen Master Guru

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    Thank you for the review :)

    Now we wait for Asus z390 Apex to arrive.
     
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  3. Darkiee

    Darkiee Master Guru

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    The 9900K review, page 19, that´s unknown card for me... ;)

    Haven´t read all 3 reviews yet, but man that 9900K is doing good job.

    Thanks again for the Reviews!
     
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  4. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    excellent review....

    I really like your final words ...>"I am liking that Core i5 9600K just for what you can achieve with it (gaming wise)"

    Grrrrrrr......you just give me a big upgrade itch that I can't scratch off!...:p
     
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  5. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Well, 9900k is a weird CPU as far as I can tell.

    Even in 720p benchmarks doesn't make it shine (pure CPU cap).
    However Intel finally created a consumer CPU that doesn't lose to Ryzen in raw power. And overclock make the gap further.
    So it could a good CPU for 144fps+ gaming AND content producing. We'll see how it gonna age.
     
  6. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    9900k looks ok, but pricing.. oh well.. geizhaltz has them listed from 600€+, avg more around 700-750€.. lol good luck with that.


    Like I said few times, Icelake or ryzen 2 for me. Maybe I'm leaning towards Icelake more because of ddr5, I know ryzen2 will still be ddr4.
     
  7. Darkiee

    Darkiee Master Guru

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    Why didn´t Intel release a 6c/12t version? Or upcoming later on?
     
  8. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    It already did? 8700k.

    It's the same architecture, it would be pointless to release the same CPU again under different name/number.
     
  9. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Darkiee is in the dark....:p
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    I think it is because they need to sell a lot of chips which have goo under IHS.
     

  11. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Great review HH!

    9900K looks nice but the price, damn! You can almost buy two Ryzen 2700X for that price. Let's hope that this is the last time we see Coffee Lake and that Intel sorts out it's problems with 10nm.
     
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    Darkiee Master Guru

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    Riight, yh, i´m the dark... :rolleyes:
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I don't get it - what was Intel so afraid of? This is a pretty solid CPU (performance wise) in every category, what made them think they had to go through with all that shady business with PT?

    The only thing that's especially crappy about this CPU is the price, which is the one thing Intel could easily change.
     
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    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Hey thanks Hilbert.

    Still i dont see a reason to upgrade yet.
     
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    Srsbsns Member Guru

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    So from Hilbert's data 2700X vs 9900K the IPC is within 3%. The power usage of both CPUs at max load is essentially the same but AMD has much lower clocks. Looks like all AMD needs is 7nm to get clocks up?
     

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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    I'm very happy that I waited for your 9600K review, it seems to be surprisingly good and it looks like I will once again have to put my Ryzen upgrade plans on ice.

    I don't care about who manufactures the "best" CPUs or not as long as I can feed my 1080p (144hz) monitor and maintain high frames, but the 2700X just doesn't seem up for the task.

    However Intel treating Hyper Threading (HT) as an exclusive, just doesn't make sense, but then again I don't render videos 24/7 for a living...
     
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    You seemed to have the temps fairly in check, even at 5.2. And yet der8auer findings is completely different. Hmm...

    Different work loads, sure. I'm wondering if Roman made a mistake.
     
  18. D3M1G0D

    D3M1G0D Maha Guru

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    Pretty much what was expected; no surprises here. Good to finally see a real review.

    You just said it: the price. Intel knew a $500 price tag would be a tough sell (and that's not factoring in retailer price hikes) so they had to ham it up.
     
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    The issue with 9600k is that it's not Hyper threaded. We already saw how short lived i5 with 4 threads. CPU intensive games like BF5 will overload them and cause lag spikes.
    For gaming I will take Ryzen 2700x over 9600k, cause 2700x will be able to sustain frame rate, while 9600k might just drop a ball.
    With games being more optimized for threads, it's too late for 9600k debut with shy 6 threads. Average FPS might be high, but you have to account for lag spikes.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    1280x720??? 1920x1080??? Really? Did Intel suggest those resolutions to test it's top of the line chip? Who is going to buy a 9900K stick a 2080ti in the box and play ANY game at those resolutions? Wow. Where are the 4K gaming tests?
     

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