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Core 9000 series

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by orbitalwalsh, 3 Jul 2018.

  1. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    I'm thinking of going i9 from the start and having a system I don't really need to upgrade for many years. Assuming the i9 isn't vastly over £500.
     
  2. OverDrive

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Feb 2012

    Posts: 622

    Location: Herts

    I'm also seriously thinking of going the 9900K route - given that I've had my 3770K since 2012 - maybe this will last another 7 years! Although my system is still going strong with the OC I have.
     
  3. ToonarmY87

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    Joined: 26 Nov 2017

    Posts: 116

    Ma
    Making the leap from a 2500k. Plodding along nicely since 2011
     
  4. Dirk Diggler

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    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

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    Is there a NDA on benchmarks? If so, does anyone know when it gets lifted?

    Apologies if it's been mentioned, but this is an 80-pager! :)
     
  5. Destination

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2009

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    There seems to be an NDA on everything thus far.
    Early October has been mentioned.
    That is all.
     
  6. gavinh87

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    Location: West Midlands

    Steve from HU has said intel hasn't provided an NDA for him...... But he is going to wait until release day to release benchmarks.
     
  7. Jamie Archer

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    Joined: 29 Oct 2017

    Posts: 232

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I presume there is no more news on an actual release date?

    This is looking more and more like a paper launch with each and every passing day, especially with so little news and less than 2 weeks until October (suspected release time)
     
  8. lnoton

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    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

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    Location: Cheshire

    Do they fix all the vulnerabilities identified recently?
     
  9. Cita8

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    Joined: 6 Sep 2018

    Posts: 155

    Location: Scotland

    Oh, my head hurts now!!
    I know it’s an OC forum and not mentioning other huge retailer but £304 for an 8700k must be a ‘bargain’, right?
    Not keen on waiting only to find that 8000 prices keep rising and 9000 prices are big to start with.

    Could keep waiting but then it’s when does Zen 2 come out etc. Yawn, I only buy every 5 years or so.

    Bite bullet now or keep waiting??
     
  10. beany_bot

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    Joined: 19 Nov 2015

    Posts: 4,782

    Location: Glasgow Area

    What about the 2700x? That's what I'm feeling right now.
     
  11. Distracted

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Aug 2018

    Posts: 2,481

    I'm waiting. My mobo has to be replaced so I'm going z390 and 9900k i hope.

    But that leaves me without a pc now and this wait...

    1st world problems :(
     
  12. icehot666

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    Joined: 12 Feb 2007

    Posts: 372

    Location: Bishops Waltham

    I've got a 2600k OC'd to 4.5GHz - so I'm hoping the i9 9900k will finally be a worthy upgrade to sandy bridge - I've already bought the memory, just waiting on the motherboard and CPU now :)
     
  13. Cita8

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Sep 2018

    Posts: 155

    Location: Scotland

    Keep thinking about it but with needing costly fast memory than Intel, even with having to buy a separate cooler, they work out about the same.

    Thing is, I will be doing serious flight sim with X-Plane 11 which really taxes CPU core speed as well as GPU but also day job IT with a network of VM’s and a bit of coding.
    Aargh, sore head!!
     
  14. Drollic

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    Joined: 24 Feb 2013

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    Location: East Midlands

    Huge upgrade, similar position to me. It will be over twice as powerful.
     
  15. Jamie Archer

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Whoever does buy one will certainly have a capable cpu for any task for many, many years...just look how long quad cores were relevant
     
  16. subbytna

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    Joined: 22 Oct 2008

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    Location: Belfast

    They were only relevant for that long as Intel and AMD didn't push more cores. I'd say even in the next 3-5 years, that 8 cores will become the normal. i.e. 8 cores will be the new quadcores.

    God even my phone has an octocore setup...on a phone lol????
     
  17. Jamie Archer

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    Joined: 29 Oct 2017

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Yeah sure, what I'm saying is 8 cores and 16 threads of 5 plus ghz with this IPC will last for a long long time, there's no questions about it...
    But yeah exynos 8 cores and mobile 8 cores or whatever have been about for what seems a very long time now but the core speeds and power efficiency targets a different market entirely.

    You're right in that 8 core is probably going to become quite normal for a desktop. I'm just saying this i9 will be one to stand the test of time...another 2500k/2600k or whatever.
     
  18. Finners

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    Joined: 27 Mar 2009

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    Problem is that £304 is for an out of stock item that could either be cancelled or stock may never arrive.

    Only buy that makes sense to me tm is a second hand 8700k as cpu's are pretty bullet proof it's a safe purchase.

    I did this about 3 weeks ago and it's a good step up from my 4770k
     
  19. lnoton

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    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

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    Location: Cheshire

    It'll likely be shipped within a few days.

    Best price I've seen for a while (295 a few months a go)

    At this stage I dont think it's worth it. Im waiting till Jan.


     
  20. azazl187

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    Joined: 19 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,163

    Same as me. Ive been waiting and waiting for the right CPU that will justify the upgrade from an OCed 2600k. I please games at 4k and even then i dont think the 9900K will make a huge difference as you are GPU limited at that res.