I completely agree with your post.
By the way the BIOS used on the Intel board is dated 17 February. Intel could have easily used version 3204 on the AMD board, which has been out since the end of January, instead of the pulled BIOS. I am sure they had a good reason to use a buggy version. smh
This is all very nice but Geekbench is pretty useless when it comes to comparing different architectures. This score shows a 30+% IPC improvement over Comet Lake when Intel claims only 19 (in Specrate2017 int). So this result is obviously not realistic.
Looking at these numbers a lot of people...
1. The results are only estimates, so why only compare to previous gen AMD processors? No MT results? Well we know why, but this seems pretty disingenuous. Same old Intel (unfortunately).
2. 5Ghz Tiger Lake can only match 5.3GHz Comet Lake in ST workloads? This seems wrong. I understand Comet...
AMD was just flexing. There were a few interesting bits, but I found the Nvidia presentation much more informative. Plus they announced that resizable BAR support is finally coming in March, so they have my vote.
The 5800X is £390 at OC UK and Currys right now. Was £379 over the weekend. You are fighting a losing battle. Just admit you were wrong when you claimed you couldn’t find it for €500 in Europe. Or that you are very bad at using price comparison sites.
The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor was Cooper Lake.
These statements from Intel are incredibly confusing. Do they not know what generation they are launching or are they still talking up Cooper Lake? I am not sure which would be more tragic.
It will look odd when the 11900K loses to the 10900K in practically all productivity benchmarks and only has a few % lead in games. What will Intel’s reviewer‘s guide say? Under no circumstances should reviewers compare it to the 10900K? They should have called it i7 11700K.
The big jump is in indeed in the AES-XTS test which does benefit from AVX512 acceleration. The 10700K scores around 3.07GBps in the single-core test, this 11700K around 9.24GBps. There is very little difference in the multi-core AES-XTS test scores which means that the AVX512 reduces the...