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    MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    why am I totally underwhelmed by this piece of non news?
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    why am I totally underwhelmed by this piece of non news?
    Probably for the same reason as me...it's more of the same from intel and it's still likely going to be better to have AMD Ryzen 5000, especially if you need more than 8 cores like me

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Probably for the same reason as me...it's more of the same from intel and it's still likely going to be better to have AMD Ryzen 5000, especially if you need more than 8 cores like me
    Yup, exactly.

    For me, it's a desperate architectural backport that although with reasonably better IPC, it's still going to get dragged down by the now overwhelmingly hot 14nm+++ process at high frequencies. It'll be nice that Intel is finally doing PCIe 4.0 but it's just guff being bolted on at this point.

    We'll see what it's really like come release but I'm going to continue to trust nothing Intel says because they've been provably untrustworthy with their statements and "metrics".

    I liked Steve from Gamers Nexus (paraphrased, can't find which vid he said this in, likely the disappointment PC 2020) saying "they'll be clawing their way back into doing benchmarks because that's the way this works".

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    We'll see what it's really like come release but I'm going to continue to trust nothing Intel says because they've been provably untrustworthy with their statements and "metrics".
    I'm always curious as to whether their 'metrics' are comparing the new chips with the old chips after they've had all their security patches etc and had their performance reduced a little from release.... 10% uptick versus a 2/3 year old cpu (they always seem to pick an 'old' cpu) isn't that impressive when that 2/3 year old cpu has lost say 5% due to security patches lol.

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I'm always curious as to whether their 'metrics' are comparing the new chips with the old chips after they've had all their security patches etc and had their performance reduced a little from release.... 10% uptick versus a 2/3 year old cpu (they always seem to pick an 'old' cpu) isn't that impressive when that 2/3 year old cpu has lost say 5% due to security patches lol.
    Almost willing to bet money that they don't considering reviewers seem to be restricted into them not being allowed to test with mitigations on. I'm pretty sure I remember one or two reviewers being told in the review briefing that they couldn't run them with mitigations enabled.

    Considering the biggest mitigation is "disable SMT", that's pretty harmful to performance!

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    No such thing as a bad chip, just a bad price. If they cut prices like they did for HEDT chips a while back then it'll be a cracking bit of kit

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    No such thing as a bad chip, just a bad price. If they cut prices like they did for HEDT chips a while back then it'll be a cracking bit of kit
    Trouble is it will also be a new motherboard too

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    Trouble is it will also be a new motherboard too
    Still LGA-1200

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    Re: MSI says Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs will be available late March

    Can't wait to see the power requirements! Wonder if it'll surpass the 300watt record of its predecessor!

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