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Intel Core i9 9900K – Intel’s Answer to RYZEN is here!

3DMark

3DMark is a repeatable synthetic benchmark which can show a representation of expected gaming level performance for your system and you can compare with others using similar hardware to see how well your rig stacks up.

3DMark is a UL Benchmark and if you would like to try it out on your rig, you can pick it up here! 3DMark Download

 

3DMark Firestrike shows us some really great results but I think the biggest surprise here is the fact that RYZEN graphics tests are right in line with the Intel offerings.

 

 

Time Spy now shows us that when you kick DX12 into high gear the RYZEN system seems to really wake up and actually surpasses GT test performance over the Intel rigs in some cases. While the 9900K may be stated as being the best gaming processor by Intel, I can say that the 2700X is not giving up without a fight.

 

PCMark 10

PCMark 10 is a popular benchmark form UL and gives a great repeatable measure on multiple aspects of normal PC Usage. If you would like to check out PCMark on your system give it a try here! PCMark 10 Download

PCM<ark shows more of the same with the 9900K leading the pack but with one exception. The Digital Content Creation test shows the 2700X closing the gap of the other tests and right at the heels of the 8700K which once again just shows that while it may be understated it is far from out of the race.

Next up is the gaming benchmarks where you see how each platform compares in actual gameplay not just prepared synthetics.

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4 comments

  1. So you need yet another mb with a new, re-cooked intel only chipset… MMmmmm NO. Ive for the first gen AMD and I can put in after a new bios the 2nd gen core/16 thread ryzen and then I can put in the 3rd gen die shrink and speed up ryzen. So pass. For what Intel are charging you can buy the ryzen, mb and memory. And did you see the power and thermals needed once you go past 4.0ghz! Well my amd is sweet at 4 and Im happy ~ intel can again go broke as they have learnt nothing!

    • You do not need a new motherboard. The Z370 or other 300 series chipset will work just fine with it… We would recommend a newer 390 based board for pushing the limits of the 9900K though.

  2. 1. why are reviewers running super pi on this multicore chip? 2. why are we still doing single core benchmarks on workstation “like” chips? 3. all the benchmarks software ran on this chip favor and are written for intel. 4. you did not even attempt to put a TR 10 core in the mix. 5. this chip is not a ground up chip. 6. some of the conclusions to the review, i agree with.

    • The review clearly states the feelings toward the “value proposition” of the 9900K as far as the benchmarks being Intel focused, this is a complete fallacy. These benchmarks are static vendor agnostic ways of interpreting IPC performance differences. There is no 10 core TR chip… and I see no point comparing a HEDT platform to a mainstream platform, that simply doesn’t make sense.

      Either way you look at it, the introduction of the 9900K has actually helped more than hurt AMD.

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