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Intel Readying X299 Microcode Update to Enhance "Cascade Lake-X" Overclocking

Apr 12, 2013
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Everything is a conspiracy, AMD's online marketing campaign is more than successful. People forget that its a multi-billion dollar corporation seeking profit
What are you talking about, where did this come from?

Let's not go there, I know AMD is not my friend but I also know that Intel has done everything in their power to kill competition in x86 space! Now if you want to bring the argument that (only)AMD did this to themselves, then good luck playing that game!
Sep 17, 2014
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The ridiculousness is funny to me. Lol.
Same here :D I wonder how deep that rabbit hole goes tbh

But I'll stop digging

A 4c processor that at 25W is shaming not only AMD, but some of Intel's previous i7 mobile offerings. Its a brilliant uarch

Everything is a conspiracy, AMD's online marketing campaign is more than successful. People forget that its a multi-billion dollar corporation seeking profit
Troll confirmed, thanks for removing any shred of doubt.
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Troll confirmed, thanks for removing any shred of doubt.
28w* 4c that uses what 56w turbo to not beat previous gen performance?

Yeah, troll proven on day 1, Go look at his post history and realize that he should have been banned after 5 posts.
Dec 10, 2014
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Man. I hate trolls. And here I was thinking dude's just very far up Intel's ass.
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Its curious for me to see people throw around words like "inept" when really the issue is price and power consumption. Performance in both single and multithreaded are fairly close in a core for core/thread for thread comparison

What I deem "inept" was bulldozer and piledriver compared to intel at the time. Woeful single core and multithreaded performance, and, iirc, higher power use. Calling these new Intel chips inept is offputting at best, a blatant lie at worst. Really, it's just as polarizing as fancucker's POV as well.
It was a bit depressing that a Phenom 2 6 core is faster than the Slowdozers.
Aug 6, 2017
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Before the Cascade launch I said "unless Intel are going to sell 109xx at half price,ain't nobody cares about skylake cores in 2019".
I stand corrected.Not even at half price.
That said,9800x is already at 3800x price,if drops to 3700x it might be tempting.It's a good overclocker,it won't draw that much power since it's just an 8 core,you get 44 3.0 lanes and a very good IMC,should run 4 +3200 sticks like it don't care.
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Wanna know whats not sarcasm? The fact that people are reporting different boost frequences for the two 3950x chiplets...literally having major disparities in silicon quality within the cpu
Want to know where else that can happen?

Literally any slab of silicon, monolithic included.

If it weren't for core 6/7 on my 9900k, I'd be OCing right now. That core will NOT boost past 4.8 Ghz.
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Mar 7, 2010
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Intel is really making itself look foolish to say the least. They need to just regroup and size up the people in charge and FIRE them and hire new talent and start fresh in the CPU department.


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Say what you will but the new CCL-X line represent excellent mainstream/HEDT straddling options, and the higher overclocking headroom adds to the allure. AMD fans are too busy desperately trying to negate a phenomenally priced product
Say what you will, but some of your comments make you look like this (NSFW):