Evaluate Intel’s new processors based on these initial tests

Intel Core ninth generation made its debut back in the beginning of the month, but only a couple of days ago was lifted the NDA on reviews. I scoured the many available on the web, and gathered you a selection of tests that you get insight into the performance of new products.

For a start, let me remind you of the parameters of these CPU’s and their prices.

Also let me remind you that the current situation with prices on Intel very poor, so for the same Core i9-9900K in Europe asking for 650 euros or more. Now to the tests. To make it easy I separate blocks posted charts from different sources.







First I want to note the results of the Core i7-9700K. Technically it should replace Core i7-8700K, as it costs the same. However, the problem is that it is not always ahead of its predecessor. The reason is that although the cores and support Hyper-Threading isn’t here that in some applications very badly affects performance. And it’s very sad, because it turns out that specifically in a pair of Core i7-8700K/Core i7-9700K we returned to the situation “to Ryzen” when the new CPU Intel has offered a very modest increase relative to the old. And in this case even worse, as some of the new apps are simply slower!

About Core i5-9600K much to say nothing. Its parameters are very close to Core i5-8600K, so the difference in performance is small.

Now the flagship. Core i9-9900K is truly the market leader in desktop processors, if we do not take into account the HEDT platform. However, the leader with a huge amount of reservations. First, it does not compete with any AMD CPU platform AM4 for the price. For reference, the same Ryzen 7 2700X now in Europe is sold for 300-320 Euro. That is, even if Core i9-9900K sold for the recommended price, it would be more expensive than the flagship AMD for a good one hundred and fifty euros. The funny thing is that for the price it becomes a direct competitor to the Junior processors Ryzen Threadripper. For example, Threadripper 1920X now on sale for only 400 Euro, that is cheaper than it should be 9900K. And if you take the real price, it turns out, right now the novelty competes with the Intel 16-core Threadripper 1950X. In General, such a spherical horse in vacuum turns out. And the problem is that it’s not just the price. If you take the game, as you can see, 4K is still all rests on the graphics card, and if we talk about Full HD, it makes sense to buy 9900K 8700K is almost none. Hereinafter, the acceleration. With acceleration without using extreme systems all bad, since the frequency is already set very high. And causing the bad acceleration — temperature. Despite the presence of solder under the lid, which has already managed to test some overclocking, still not the most efficient, the flagship of the Intel turned out to be very hot.

Look at the charts, even with top-end air coolers without overclocking the temperature exceeds 80 degrees! And the temperature is a consequence of a considerable energy consumption. No joke, 9900K in the actual load eats more than 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 2950X! Eight cores guzzle more than 16! Despite the fact that officially 9900K TDP is 95 W, and Threadripper 2950X — 180 watts!

In fact, the results you can bring for yourself. In my opinion the output of these three CPU for Intel still was required to return the formal leadership in the segment, but in fact he was very controversial.

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