Originally Posted by ThrashZone
lol that encore isn't doing anything but showing off rgb
Everything else is an encore review loaded on the laptop so unless he's got a 10980xe in it it's just fake news in chinese
Looked like he was going to get a woody on the back plate
Yeah it isn't much info if any at all...
I just find myself starved for information about the 10980xe. To be honest there isn't much info going around about Cascade Lake-X. The few 'benchmarks' and comparison that have been 'leaked' have offered not the most reliable results since most, if not all, that i have found have been done with RAM at 2666mhz.
Now that the AMD Ryzen 9 3950x has 'launched'/been reviewed favorably I can see why Intel is 'shy' about Cascade Lake-X and decided to push back/delay the launch. 3950x seems fantastically efficient and cool; clearly a healthy binned processor for which AMD had to delay and wait themselves to deliver on. I find it interesting tho that i really haven't seen any review, or at least most reviews, have failed to meet the advertised boost clock. Granted it is somewhat meaningless as the 3950x exceeds my expectations in terms of efficiency (power>perf ratio). It is a great chip in most metrics and a great value proposition.
Now i have workloads that use AVX-512 so I already made my decision to get the 10980xe, the delay really annoyed me as i was ready with a new EVGA x299 Dark since October. I just want the damn thing to be released already. I don't care about power usage and i love to tinker and i have a full custom water loop waiting for the 10980xe so im hoping to squeeze more performance out of it, hopefully exceeding 10,000pts on cinebench r20. I am well aware that the power usage will be absurd when pushing this chip but thats is the hobby we are in.
Just let me pre-order/buy the damn thing already!