You are viewing our Forum Archives. To view or take place in current topics click here.

New intel i9 9900k Processor. The New Best Gaming CPU.Posted:

  • Gold Gifter
Status: Offline
Joined: May 12, 20146 Year Member
Posts: 1,692
Reputation Power: 132
What do you guys think about the announcement of this new line of desktop cpus?

I think its great. Just wish it had 10+ cores at 5ghz.

The Following 1 User Say's Thank You to PC For This Useful Post:

Diss (10-13-2018)
#2. Posted:
  • TTG Fanatic
Status: Offline
Joined: Dec 07, 20128 Year Member
Posts: 4,673
Reputation Power: 594
it looks crazy!
#3. Posted:
  • Halloween!
Status: Offline
Joined: Nov 24, 20137 Year Member
Posts: 3,466
Reputation Power: 10513
IMO it isn't all that great for the price/performance. Their 50% more performance claims got smashed when they properly tested the 2700x against it.
#4. Posted:
  • TTG Addict
Status: Offline
Joined: Jul 30, 20128 Year Member
Posts: 2,396
Reputation Power: 123
"Best gaming cpu" lol no. Phenomenal gaming cpu? Yeah, but not the best. Personally I like the fact it stuck with 8 cores 16 threads. Windows 10 on X399 boards supports quad channel ram, so a maximum of 16 logical cores can be utilized. An example of "too many cores = potentially bad" is the new ThreadRipper 2990WX, it's got 32 cores, but because of Windows 10 supporting quad channel ram, only half of the CPUs cores are connected to the ram and the performance of the CPU is almost cut in half. Of course running Linux gets rid of that memory bandwidth limitation and improves the performance significantly, but how many of those games you're wanting to play are supported by Linux?

In all honesty, the 9900k is still super overkill for just gaming, and some games (i.e. borderlands) only utilize two cores at a time. A 7700k (only slightly more than HALF THE COST) would be enough CPU power to hold you over for the next decade of gaming development
#5. Posted:
  • TTG Senior
Status: Online
Joined: Aug 31, 20119 Year Member
Posts: 1,861
Reputation Power: 5959
Motto: The extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment.
Definitely overkill. Even my overclocked to 5.1ghz i7 8086k is somewhat overkill. This thing is an absolute beast and works well with my GTX 1080 when rendering videos or when gaming.
#6. Posted:
  • Supporter
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 26, 20128 Year Member
Posts: 692
Reputation Power: 5346
Motto: Hytale enthusiast
Throwback to when i7 was top of the line. I'm tentative to invest in a power processor because they outdate so quick.
Jump to:
You are viewing our Forum Archives. To view or take place in current topics click here.