Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Intel’s Initial Core i9 9900K Benchmarks Contradicted By Independent Tests

Isn't this what "independent" tests are for? I mean, seriously...who believes any initial benchmarks released by (insert company here)? Just sayin'.

The results, which heavily swing in Intel’s favour, seem due to AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X being configured incorrectly. Hardware Unboxed has reported that the memory timings look to be one potential cause for the biased results. Another point of contention is whether all cores were enabled on the Ryzen 2700X. Both potentially could lead to stunted performance for the red team’s eight-core chip.