I was shocked to see that there is almost an entire ghz difference between the comet lake i7's and the new ice lake chips. According to the benches they actually come in a little bit behind the older chips. The IPC increase is helping them stay competitive, but other than the graphics increase it is by all accounts and inferior product compared to the previous line, even the power consumption is the about the same.
When I saw that i knew they were having problems with the entire process.
What i do not get is why they are wasting so much die and power on the graphics portion the increase while impressive, doesn't bring anything new to the table that the old chips didnt already. The old chips worked just fine for high res multi monitor support so do the new chips and that is all they can do.
CPU: i7-8700k @ 5 GHz
GPU: GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Extreme @ 2,114mhz
RAM: Trident Z RGB 32GB Ddr4-3000
Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z370
Storage: Intel Optane 900p
Cooling: Dual EK Coolstream 560mmm x 45mm, Dual D5 Pumps