I'm going to give you a last chance to read my posts and apologize for your adolescent behavior. Even if I were wrong, there is no excuse for behaving like this, and if I were, any grown up should be able to make a serious argument for their case.Exactly. But who then gives you the right to go and call that person a liar and a cheat? Feel free to take it with a boatload of salt, say that you don't believe it's real, but you can't call someone a liar if you don't have the facts to prove them wrong. This is in part with what's wrong with the internet.
I'm sorry I can't share the information I have, but I've been trying to tell all the naysayers in this thread that he's not way off, in fact the details he released in December are very close to what will launch. I don't understand why that is so impossible to comprehend.
We're not going to descend into a philosophical discussion about truth really is here, but any reasonable person understands the distinction between speculation and fact. Just like no-one can know the outcome of a soccer match before it's played, but do a qualified guess, and even be right, it still doesn't change the fact that the result was not known in advance.
Please keep this discussion on topic from now on.
Until the final specs are actually set, AMD, Nvidia and Intel operate with targets, and these are ranges, not specific clock speeds and exact prices, since this depends on the final yields. This is set after the final stepping has gone through qualification. There are many leaks that can contain true information, like bigger architectural changes etc., but no-one can know the final clocks/price etc. until they are set, and you can use this knowledge to discredit many false "leaks". False leaks will accelerate disappointment when they eventually come crushing down.
The sticks are guaranteed, but not the motherboard or the memory controller. Many Skylake/Kaby Lake CPUs struggle to remain over 3000 MHz over time.Oh, XMP will work, that much is guaranteed. You just need to pair the sticks with a mobo that can also run them at those speeds.