Originally Posted by epic1337
yeah when its no longer effective, e.g. AMD's are supposedly at 5Ghz too.
why do you think they got off Netburst and not just solve the clock speed barrier?
The 5GHz Ryzen is still a rumor at this point. IF it turns out it's not an "Intel 28-core 5GHz" then yes ok Intel is heading into some serious
trouble. However, I'm more realistic and believe Zen2 will top out somewhere around 4.5-4.7, so Intel will still win the jiggahertz (and hence ST speed) war this time around.
Personally, as long as what AMD demoed at CES can reach 4.5 at non-crazy volts and is priced right (hopefully <$330), it's pretty much a 100% buy for me. Yeah sure the 9900K might get me an extra 10-15% performance in ST-limited scenarios, but that's most definitely not worth an extra $200. That's like an extra 1TB 860 Evo right there I could put to good use with that money.
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Last edited by magnek; 01-20-2019 at 01:54 AM.