Originally Posted by Ricwin
Haters gonna hate and fanboys always deny the truth.
Skylake v4 is still just the same base product, highly strung with the "impossible" and "entirely pointless" extra cores/threads now made available.
It is indeed a 14nm relic. And it does indeed occupy the role of a space heater in colder climates.
But Intel made it, so people will rushed out to buy it regardless.
Last I checked the 9900k uses less power and runs cooler than the 2700x. The only time it uses more is when it's overclocked to ridiculous frequencies(MCE is overclocking) and last I checked AMD Zen+ can't reach those frequencies. The 9900KS on the other hand will be a 205w part for sure. Until benchmarks of Ryzen's 3000 series is out the 9900K is still the fastest gaming CPU due to it's Ring Bus. The question now will be how much power and heat does the 3800x produce when it's overclocked to 4.7Ghz on all 8 cores? I'm sure a 3800x at 3.9Ghz doesn't keep up with a stock 9900k running at 4.3Ghz when gaming.