AMD Ryzen 7 2800X will end hype of Core i9 9900K

Joanna Estrada
September 13, 2018

Technical characteristics of the new CPU for a long time wandering the web and here's the head of a new family of Intel Core i9-9900K noticed in the benchmark Geekbench 4.2.3. Let's take a quick look at how these processors perform. As expected, Intel's first mainstream 8-core/16-thread Intel Core i9-9900K processor did the best with 6,248 points in single-core and 33,037 points in multi-core benchmarks. With this figure, it is showing that it has one of the highest scored processors to date. As the Foundation of the test stand was made by the ASUS ROG Maximus Hero X, based on set logic Intel Z370. Using this configuration as seen in most modern computers out there, the result was incredible.

As if the Intel Coffee Lake Refresh leaks weren't widespread enough, the first review of the rumored Intel Core i7-9700K has appeared well ahead of its official announcement.

By comparison, the Intel Core i7-8700K processor only achieved 5,508 single-core and 25,034 multi-core results.

As much as AMD's Ryzen CPUs are fantastic all-rounders and have exceptional performance in multithreaded scenarios, Intel's CPUs do still tend to be that bit better at gaming. Where the Ryzen CPU does have an advantage though, is with simultaneous multithreading, giving it 16 threads to work with.

Meanwhile, the more mid-range 6-core/6-thread Intel Core i5-9600K completed the same tests with 6,027 and 23,472 points in single- and multi-core benchmarks, respectively.

Unfortunately we don't have any word on pricing for this new line just yet, but expect the 9700K to debut at around the $400 mark.

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