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    Intel Core i9-9900KS

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    So, you take an existing Coffee Lake CPU, pick the best silicon, tweak the stock settings to add > 30W to the base power limit, allow mobo manufacturers to run it as fast as they like, and you end up with a chip that barely scrapes past the 3800X (in MT workloads) whilst consuming 65W more at the wall?

    *slow clap*

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Massively underwhelming, though it has to be said, if you're building a gaming machine, nothing beats it.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Massively underwhelming, though it has to be said, if you're building a gaming machine, nothing beats it.
    If the only thing you do with your computer is gaming, aren't you better off with a console?

    Anyway... yawns at Intel!

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    If you follow the £515.99 link to Scan the actual price is £549.98.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Quote Originally Posted by GinoLatino View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Massively underwhelming, though it has to be said, if you're building a gaming machine, nothing beats it.
    If the only thing you do with your computer is gaming, aren't you better off with a console?

    Anyway... yawns at Intel!

    PLEASE tell me that was sarcasm

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    PLEASE tell me that was sarcasm
    I'm seriously considering a PS4 (probably pro) for the living room
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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Quote Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
    I'm seriously considering a PS4 (probably pro) for the living room
    If you go the PS4 Pro route, make sure you factor in the price of a 1TB SATA SSD otherwise it won't feel much different to a normal PS4. They're decent but for £600 you could build a much better gaming PC that'd not be much bigger. 2600X, 16GB RAM, GTX 1660, 500GB NVMe, 500w Corsair PSU.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    What a waste of your time, Tarinder.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    I'd take the ryzen anyday over this

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Certainly underwhelming, which I guess is reflected in price. (Unless you got a 9900K for £400 ).

    However there is an uptick in games - why? Are games so multi-threaded these days that they are chattering away on all the cores of a 9900K so reducing it's freq down to 4.7ghz vs 5ghz of the KS? What's happening in the games situation that makes the 9900KS faster and how many cores would you need to set at 5ghz on a 9900K to have the same effect?

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    So glad I went AMD

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    why don't the Civilization VI results line up ? same scores in places but different places in the scores positions in the results grid. Others look fine just the Civilization VI ones.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Quote Originally Posted by PMMEASURES View Post
    why don't the Civilization VI results line up ? same scores in places but different places in the scores positions in the results grid. Others look fine just the Civilization VI ones.
    That game is massively GPU limited at 4K, meaning that ordinarily lesser CPUs benchmark better than expected. The result to look out for, from a processor perspective, is the FHD.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    That game is massively GPU limited at 4K, meaning that ordinarily lesser CPUs benchmark better than expected. The result to look out for, from a processor perspective, is the FHD.
    I think the one you really want is the AI benchmark of how long it takes to make a turn. It isn't an FPS sensitive game.

    Edit: The AI test is way more interesting than FPS, as it very much effects gameplay. It plays to the strengths of the 9900K (probably more so if you switch off threading to improve security ), but also shows how AMD have improved since Zen 1. It isn't just GHz though, the 3400G takes a beating in this one. It is a decent benchmark, Hexus should switch.

    Last edited by DanceswithUnix; 01-11-2019 at 04:47 AM.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-9900KS

    8c/16t is the norm now for the foreseeable future when it comes to gaming, as consoles come first for devs, and I struggle to see any reason to buy this part, or any Intel, at the moment. AMD CPUs are cheaper, AMD motherboards are more future proofed, and because of the lower power usage of Ryzen, you can build a tighter, quieter gaming rig because you don't have to dissipate the ridiculous amounts of watts these Intel chips throw out. It genuinely feels like the only reason anyone would buy this is purely because they fell for the marketing of "fastest CPU for gaming"

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