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    Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    You basically get a 100MHz slower Core i9-10900K for a £70 saving (15 per cent).
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    Re: Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    A cynic might think they had a lot of silicon that didn't make the grade...
    Still, 70ukp buys a fair bit of cooler, so it's probably a reasonable tradeoff.

    That being said, if you're not fussed about the extra 100 Mhz, why are you buying Intel at this point anyway? Surely that clock speed is the big draw of their current range?

    (thinks) Nevermind, I just answered my own question. I want to love AMD and their CPUs are superb right now, but Intel's platform and RAM compatibility is so solid.

    (background) - 2 AMD CPUs bought for customers in last few weeks, and 4 sets of 3200 RAM from different big name manufacturers. None worked (memory errors) at stock 3200 XMP speeds, including "made for AMD" ones. Both worked eventually with a few tweaks to clocks, but I wonder what others have found (esp consumers!). Latest BIOS/AGESA used at each time.
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    Re: Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    Can't say I've had any issues with my new system (3900x/MSI Unify), possibly more of an issue with motherboards at the cheaper end perhaps? (though why that should be the case who knows?) I didn't even think about it, just bought 64GB of 3200MHz Corsair ram and, XMP enabled, away it went (I did get a half decent deal on the kits though at £108 each).

    As for the Intel chip? It does make you think that it couldn't quite get up there doesn't it?

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    Re: Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    I have a 2950x and can only get 3200 memory up to 2866 before it wont post

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    Re: Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    Quote Originally Posted by AntaresUK View Post
    I have a 2950x and can only get 3200 memory up to 2866 before it wont post
    That's because you're technically running the ram outside of the supported range, anything above 2667 is deemed as overclocked, so will likely need other system tweaks to get it working at faster speeds...

    You can't go blaming AMD/Memory makers if you want to run stuff outside of supported specs....


    In regards to Intel cpu, yeah it does scream of lower quality binning being used.

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    Re: Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    Good to know, Alpha - thanks. One was a cheapy board, yes, the other a 200+ pound X570. Both Gigabyte which may be a common factor - who knows?

    One thing I noticed was that sometimes the problems would only show under very heavy load (despite low temps). I tested the systems for customers for multi-hour crunches for stability, and the 3900x would only fail (reboot) every 2-3 hr or so. Made for a *very* time consuming job but useful experience with these newer CPUs. However, the CPUs have to be able to run like that, otherwise customer will not be very happy in the middle of a 10+ hour raid!

    Also, in response to other post I think TR2950x is Zen+ which should be rated for up to 2933Mhz RAM I think, based on what I've read.

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    Re: Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    Also, in response to other post I think TR2950x is Zen+ which should be rated for up to 2933Mhz RAM I think, based on what I've read.
    The cpu might but the motherboard/chipset doesn't seem to, at least according to most motherboard manufacturers because they all say the ram is being 'overclocked' above 2667.

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    Re: Intel Core i9 -10850K goes official, up for pre-order in UK at £480

    Intel really are beating that node horse arent they, be interesting to know if there are any samples out there on 7nm+

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