Originally Posted by philhalo66
Intel is not too smart lately, AMD is straight up slapping them in the face with ryzen and intels thought processes is "lets tick of even more people so they switch to AMD"
I would say it's more than a slap
But I will try and keep it OCN rules friendly.
It's more like AMD put Intel into a corner, Intel started running around frantically for so long that they made a pit for themselves that they now can't even climb out of so their management and key people are like screw this and leave the pit in rockets and land with a nice parachute to boot.
For quite some time I don't see a reason for almost anyone but rich FPS hunters to go buy Intel CPUs and platforms for home use. You either shell out insane money for the best or you get screwed over from every side.
"The sales of K series and Zx90 boards are low, what do we do?" "Lets gimp all other so they have to pay more for K series and Zx90 boards!"
On the other hand Intel is correct that running higher RAM clocks is overclocking, not just of the RAM but also of the CPU. The memory controller is integrated in the CPU.
Is it a good time for Intel to be hammering down on the little features they have left and enforcing their strict no OC mentality and rules? Certainly not.
Why are they doing this? Who knows, maybe their next generation of CPUs doesn't have a good IMC and they want to "soften" the blow in advance.