Intel i9-9900KS Faster than Ryzen 3800X in New Geekbench Leak

Intel’s leaks never seem to stop these days. Intel’s previously announced i9-9900KS has had its Geekbench score leaked in which it goes against the Ryzen 3800X.

The special i9-9900KS is a chip that’s clocked higher than the regular i9-9900K and has a base clock of 4Ghz with a boost clock of 5Ghz on all cores. This supposed “Ryzen Killer” failed to “Kill” it in the previous benchmark.

Like most Intel CPUs, this one outperforms the Ryzen 3800X in single-core performance. You would also expect this speed demon to outperform the Ryzen chip in multi-core performance but it fell short.

As seen from the old graph, it scored 6,129 in single-core, handily outperforming the Ryzen’s 5,783 score. In multi-core, it scored a disappointing 34,003 while the Ryzen outperformed it with 36,748.

However, the OP has since updated the tweet and this benchmark seems to show a result that we actually expected. The i9-9900KS outperforms the Ryzen 3800X in both single-core and multi-core tests, unlike the previous result.

This time, it scored 6,450 in Single-core performance as compared to the Ryzen’s 5,919. In multi-core, the Intel chip goes up from a score 34,003 to 38,301 which beats the Ryzen’s 36,933.

The change in scores can be attributed to the change in RAM speeds. In the first test, the Intel system is running on 2100Mhz RAM while the Ryzen System is running on 3400Mhz. In the second test, the RAM in both systems is set to 3200Mhz which gives a much fairer comparison.

The i9-9900KS is set to launch in Q4 2019 so there’s still time for Intel to iron out the issues and improve performance. Plus, while Geekbench is a decent Benchmark software for CPUs, it’s not very accurate of gaming performance. It’s also pretty close in performance to the 3800X in these benchmarks so we can safely assume that in terms of gaming, it will outperform the 3900X as well since the regular i9-9900K already does that.

Source: TUM_APISAK

Old Geekbench Link

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Intel’s Leaked CPU Roadmap Gives 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup Hints

Intel’s 10th gen CPU lineup was seemingly leaked last week which showcased all their CPUs and showed that all of them had hyperthreading. This was quickly shot down as being fake and was debunked quickly. However, we did get an actual leak which showcases Intel’s CPU roadmap and gives us a bit of info about the next generation.

As seen for this leaked road map, the consumer Comet Lake-S CPUs will start production near the end of 2019. These new CPUs will go up to a maximum of 10 Physical Cores. It will also have a new socket, LGA 1200. The lower-end and midrange CPUs have the same TDP as the current Coffee Lake line-up but the high-end CPUs will have a much higher TDP going from 95W to 125W. The reason for this could be because they’re sticking with the same 14nm chips which means that to get the best out of their CPUs, they’ll need to be pumped with more power. 

It is a bit disappointing that we won’t see them change things up but this line-up was touted to release sometime back. These CPUs may also make the already competitive CPU market even more competitive as these new CPUs could go toe-to-toe or even outperform their Ryzen 3000 counter-parts when it comes to gaming as well as in multicore scenarios.

Right now, the Ryzen 3000 CPUs are great value for money and even beat the Intel CPUs when clocked at the same speeds. But, the Intel CPUs are also available at a very good price point making them a very viable choice.

Source: wccftech

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Intel’s CPU Prices have Dropped

The rumour we reported earlier last week has turned out to be true as Intel has dropped prices of all their mainstream CPUs making them a very lucrative purchase at the new price point.

i9-9900K | 40,300

The i9-9900K now costs Rs 40,300 and is now cheaper than the new Ryzen 9 3900X. While the 3900X has better multicore performance, the i9-9900K is still the king when it comes to gaming and a great buy.

i7-9700K | ₹30,400

The i7-9700K has come down to Rs 30,400 which makes it cheaper than the Ryzen 7 3800X and about as much as the Ryzen 7 3700X. In this price-point with its OC ability, it is also great if your main is just gaming.

i5-9600K | 20,100

The i5-9600K has seen a drop to Rs 20,100 which is very slightly cheaper than the Ryzen 5 3600X.  While the 3600X is an absolute steal, if you don’t need to stream or run multi-thread dependant software, the 9600K will serve you well for gaming.

i5-9400 | ₹17,000

The i5-9400 is now available for Rs 17,000 which is the same as the Ryzen 5 3600. The 3600 does seem like a better choice at this price point but if you wanted to get this CPU for some reason, it’s now cheaper.

i5-9400F | 12,575

One of the newer releases from Intel that is part of a lot of budget builds, the i5-9400F has gotten cheaper and is now available at just Rs 12,575. This brings it at around the same price as the Ryzen 3 3400G which comes with an integrated GPU.

i3- 9100F | ₹7,450

The i3-9100F is now available for Rs 7,450 which is cheaper than the Ryzen 3 3200G however, the i3 CPU lacks an internal GPU.

These are the new prices for the 9th gen CPUs which have made some of the Intel CPUs like the i9-9900K a viable choice at that price point now and with the current price, it gives good competition to AMD.

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Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake CPU Lineup Leaked?

Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs are still under wraps and we haven’t heard much about them but thanks to a leak by someone claiming to be an insider, we might get a first look at all the 10th Gen SKUs and what they plan on offering. As with any rumour or leak take this with a grain of salt.

First things first, these CPUs are using a new socket as with most Intel refreshes. This time it’s the LGA 1159 socket and it allows them to support memory speeds faster than 2666Mhz. So, let’s start off with the very interesting i3 line-up here which looks to change things up. All the i3s mentioned in the image are 4 core 8 thread which means, hyper-threading is back not only on the midrange CPUs but is surprisingly also on the lower end.  These i3 CPUs support a maximum of Dual Channel 2933Mhz DDR4 and they start at $129 with the highest i3 coming in at $179 which is where the i5 line-up also starts.

The i5 CPUs seem to really bring in the competition for the Ryzen 5 series with 6 cores and 12 threads on all the i5s. However, overclocking seems to be limited to the i5-10600K which is the most expensive i5 at $269. The i5s also support higher memory speeds of Dual Channel 3200Mhz.

Moving on to the higher-end of the spectrum and we have the i7 10700 and the 10700K which cost $339 and $389 respectively. These 8 core and 16 thread CPUs also support 3200Mhz RAM and the unlocked 10700K can go up to 4.8Ghz on all cores.

And then at the top end, we have the i9 series. These beasts start at $409 with the i9-10800F and go up to $499 with the i9-10900KF. These 10 core 20 thread CPUs can all hit 5Ghz+ on a single core while for all cores the max boost clock speed is 4.6Ghz. However, we can assume that overclockers can get it 5Ghz with good to decent cooling.

One thing to keep in mind here is that these are all listed as 14nm+++. Now, those are a lot of pluses and shows that Intel still hasn’t moved to a smaller chipset or are confident that they can take on AMD with this line-up.

Another thing is that they’ve kept their prices quite competitive. Given that this leaks point to Intel bringing Hyper-threading to all their Core i-series CPUs, they could potentially beat AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series CPUs at both single-core and even multi-core performance at a similar price point. 

It is disappointing that these CPUs are still on the 14nm architecture but if these leaks do turn out to be true, it will really make the CPU market even more competitive. This leak hasn’t been confirmed yet so again, we’ll advise you to take all this with a grain of salt.

Source: Twitter User Sohachi

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Intel Rumoured to Cut CPU Prices by up to 15% Thanks to 3rd Gen Ryzen

If you’re someone who is looking to upgrade their CPU or get a new one, July might be a good time do so. Especially since there are a lot of rumours floating around about Intel slashing prices for their current line-up of CPUs thanks to the upcoming launch of the AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs.

As reported by DigiTimes, “[Intel] has already notified its downstream PC and motherboard partners, according to sources from motherboard players.” This is an interesting move thanks to the pressure put on by AMD with their Zen 2 line-up that seems to be going toe-to-toe or outperforming their Intel counterparts and even CPUs that are a bit above their level, especially in the Multicore benchmarks that have leaked.

Ryzen 3800 X SC Score: 5406 | Intel 9900K SC Score: 5211

While AMD has started using 7nm chips, Intel is still transitioning to 10nm and 7nm but have CPUs that outperform the Ryzen CPUs thanks to much higher IPC and Clock Speeds as compared to Ryzen which gives them an edge in Single-Core scenarios. However, the current leaks show that 7nm Ryzen is catching up to Intel which has maybe shaken Intel a little.

Intel also struggled in the past to produce its 14nm chipsets in the past which caused shortage problems. Intel may seem to be on the back foot for now but that won’t be the case for long because they’ve been in this game long enough and probably have something up their sleeve, ready to hit back at AMD.

While these two companies battle it out, it’s a great time to be a PC Enthusiast. RAM prices have dropped, CPU prices are most probably going to drop with the launch of 3rd Gen Ryzen and the GPU market might heat up soon thanks to AMD’s Navi lineup that we’re all waiting for with bated breath.

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Is the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Going To Overthrow the i9-9900K?

AMD has a lot to prove with Zen 2 and they might be doing it in a very similar way to the original Ryzen 1st Gen release. A recent Geekbench leak shows that the Ryzen 7 3800X outperforms the i9-9900K.

According to a recent Geekbench score that has surfaced up on the internet, the Ryzen 7 3800X may very well be on its way to dethroning the i9-9900K at a much cheaper price point. The Ryzen 7 3800X has scored 34059 on the multicore test which puts it just ahead of the i9-9900k which scored 34020.

While the 7nm Ryzen CPU beats the i9-9900K in the multicore test, it looks like things haven’t changed for Ryzen when it comes to the single-core performance. The new Ryzen CPU scores 5406 whereas the i9-9900K outperforms it quite easily with a score of 6211.

Do keep in mind the difference in clock speeds though. The Ryzen CPU boosts up to 4.47Ghz whereas the i9-9900K has a single-core boost of 5Ghz+ which explains the gulf in Single Core Performance.

AMD always lacked in the Single-Core performance department and while they’ve seemed to have improved it with the new Zen 2 lineup, they still seem to be playing catch-up with Intel. It will be interesting to see how this translates to gaming performance as most well-optimized games seem to utilize the multiple cores available much better than before.

However, many people choose not to go with AMD because of the Single-Core Performance, especially the gamers who are into the Emulation scene which requires good Single Core performance in most cases. If this CPU can be OC’d beyond 4.47Ghz on aftermarket coolers, it could seriously be well worth the money if you want to get into the AMD ecosystem.

The release date for the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs isn’t too far away so we don’t have to wait too long before we can see proper benchmarks for this exciting new lineup.

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Intel Announces 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs, Releasing in 2020

Intel has redefined its product innovation model for the data-centric era of computing, which requires workload-optimized platforms and effortless customer and developer innovation. Intel discussed products like the 2019 “Lakefield” hybrid CPU that showcases Intel’s differentiated design capabilities, and said the company’s pace of innovation was increasing.

Intel’s Data Center Group expects to introduce a new Intel® Xeon® product every four to five quarters with plans to ship a 10nm-based “Ice Lake” server CPU in the first half of 2020. In the PC-centric business, Intel discussed several products in flight including “Tiger Lake,” a 10nm-based CPU planned for 2020 that will feature a new CPU core architecture, an Intel Xe graphics engine, support for the latest display technology and more.

With a range of 10nm-based products planned for 2019 and 2020, Intel’s 7nm process is also well underway. Intel’s first 7nm-based product, an Intel XArchitecture-based GP-GPU for data center artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC), is expected to launch in 2021.

Intel described a three-year financial plan to achieve 2021 total revenue between $76 billion and $78 billion while growing free cash flow and reducing spending. The company also signaled its ambition to achieve $85 billion in total revenue by 2022-2023.

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Intel Confirms Xe Graphics Cards Launch In 2020

In an investor meeting, Intel has confirmed that their Xe range of graphics cards is well on the way and can be expected to release in 2020. They released a new roadmap, which lists out the plans going forward. In the same investor meeting, Intel also announced their upcoming 10nm Tiger Lake processors, which will be available in 2020 as well.

The slides show that the consumer grade Intel Xe GPUs will be based on the 10nm process, and not 7nm as speculated earlier. While the Gen 11 integrated graphics will be released in 2019, the Xe dedicated graphics cards will be available next year onwards.

Intel also confirmed that their datacenter graphics will be the first ones on the 7nm process, using their newly revealed 3D stacking Foveros technology. These should be available by 2021. This could mean that 2nd gen Intel Xe graphics cards for mainstream consumers could be made using 7nm. The Aurora Exascale supercomputer will be the first device to be graced with the 7nm Xe graphics.

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Intel Xe GPUs Will Have Hardware Accelerated Ray Tracing Support

At the recent FMX conference in Germany, Intel announced some pretty big news about their upcoming Xe graphics cards. A lot is still under wraps, but the company has confirmed that their GPUs will support ray tracing at a hardware level, putting them directly in competition with NVIDIA’s Turing based RTX line-up. This also means the Intel GPUs will pretty much leave the Pascal and non-RTX Turing cards in the dust, as far as ray tracing is concerned. Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:

“Intel® architecture processors are the flexible, large memory capable, performance engines that drive the end-to-end creative process for visual effects and animated feature films. Today’s available GPUs have architecture challenges like memory size limitations and performance derived from years of honing for less sophisticated, “embarrassingly parallel” rasterized graphics use models. Studios continue to reach for maximum realism with complex physics processing for cloth, fluids, hair and more, plus modeling the physics of light with ray tracing. These algorithms benefit from mixed parallel and scalar computing while requiring ever growing memory footprints. The best solutions will include a holistic platform design where computational tasks are distributed to the most appropriate processing resources.

David Blythe’s recent blog provided initial insights into our exciting new Intel® Xarchitecture currently under development. We are designing the Intel® Xarchitecture as a cohesive acceleration companion to our continuing roadmap of Intel® Xeon® processors. As David closed his blog he mentioned, “We will look forward to sharing more details on the Intel® Xarchitecture in the months ahead.” I’m pleased to share today that the Intel® Xarchitecture roadmap for data center optimized rendering includes ray tracing hardware acceleration support for the Intel® Rendering Framework family of API’s and libraries.

Your existing investments in graphics and rendering solutions based on Intel® Rendering Framework open source products will seamlessly map to the exponential performance benefits of these flexible accelerated platforms.  Further, ray tracing as a general computational guru technique for a variety of simulation computation beyond rendering is rapidly growing. To put it succinctly in my own words “Leave no transistor behind” by creating a holistic software and compute environment ready to maximize your workflow for exponential benefits.”

For more information, you can read the full press release below:

Thinking ‘Exponential” with Intel® Xarchitecture compute and graphics processors

Intel® architecture processors are the flexible, large memory capable, performance engines that drive the end-to-end creative process for visual effects and animated feature films. Today’s available GPUs have architecture challenges like memory size limitations and performance derived from years of honing for less sophisticated, “embarrassingly parallel” rasterized graphics use models. Studios continue to reach for maximum realism with complex physics processing for cloth, fluids, hair and more, plus modeling the physics of light with ray tracing. These algorithms benefit from mixed parallel and scalar computing while requiring ever growing memory footprints. The best solutions will include a holistic platform design where computational tasks are distributed to the most appropriate processing resources.

David Blythe’s recent blog provided initial insights into our exciting new Intel® Xarchitecture currently under development. We are designing the Intel® Xarchitecture as a cohesive acceleration companion to our continuing roadmap of Intel® Xeon® processors. As David closed his blog he mentioned, “We will look forward to sharing more details on the Intel® Xearchitecture in the months ahead.” I’m pleased to share today that the Intel® Xarchitecture roadmap for data center optimized rendering includes ray tracing hardware acceleration support for the Intel® Rendering Framework family of API’s and libraries.

Your existing investments in graphics and rendering solutions based on Intel® Rendering Framework open source products will seamlessly map to the exponential performance benefits of these flexible accelerated platforms.  Further, ray tracing as a general computational technique for a variety of simulation computation beyond rendering is rapidly growing. To put it succinctly in my own words “Leave no transistor behind” by creating a holistic software and compute environment ready to maximize your workflow for exponential benefits.

Partnership and community: announcing Intel Graphics and Visualization Institutes of XeLLENCE

In order to better ensure advanced graphics and visualization capabilities are broadly available to the professional rendering, scientific visualization and virtual design communities, I am thrilled to announce that Intel® is supporting the establishment of Intel® Graphics and Visualization Institutes of XeLLENCE (Intel® GVI). Three world class founding institutions have been selected:

– Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI) at University of Utah, supported by Dr. Chris Johnson.

– Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at University of Texas, Austin with Kitware, Inc, supported by Dr. Paul Navratil and Dr. Berk Geveci.

– Visualization Institute of the University of Stuttgart (VISUS), supported by Dr. Ing. E. h. Thomas Ertl and Dr. rer. nat. Guido Reina.

These institutions have already made significant open research and open source contributions related to Intel Rendering Framework, large scale graphics and visualization and we look forward to working with them to bring their energy and expertise to enable all creative and scientific communities to better utilize Intel® Xarchitecture enabled platforms. I highly recommend you track the output of these institutes for the revolutionary ideas and solutions they have and will continue to deliver individually, collectively and openly for all to use and benefit from.

 “The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, an international leader in visualization, imaging and scientific computing, is thrilled to be selected as a member in this elite founding group of Intel Graphics and Visualization Institutes of Xellence. As future Intel Xe architecture products are deployed to further augment visual computing, we look forward to ongoing research and open source contributions in collaboration with Intel and the Intel GVI centers. “

– Dr. Chris Johnson, Founding Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah

“At VISUS at University of Stuttgart, we constantly look for new ways of harnessing modern hardware to allow for interactive visualization of ever-growing data. With Intel Rendering Framework utilizing software defined visualization, we have been able to bring our approaches to HPC systems and maintain interactive performance while dramatically increasing visual fidelity through OSPRay ray tracing.  With our status as an Intel Graphics and Visualization Institute of Xellence, and the ability to utilize the IntelXe architecture scaled across a variety of compute platforms, we will enable even more comprehensive approaches that reflect our overarching goal most closely: distributing computational loads over different resources that maximize each’s strengths; enabling discovery and user engagement though seamless interactivity and visual quality for the rapidly growing data set sizes of tomorrow. We are very excited and honored to be among the select few foundational Intel® GVI institutions poised to deliver impactful research contributions to graphics and visualization.”

– Dr.-Ing E. h.. Thomas Ertl, Head of the Visualization Research Center of the University of Stuttgart (VISUS), Vice Rector for Research and Advanced Graduate Education.

“TACC is honored to continue our partnership with Kitware and Intel to provide high-performance, high-fidelity visual analysis tools to scientists to help them better understand and better communicate their findings. Intel’s support for groundbreaking visual analysis work through the Intel Graphics and Visualization Institutes of Xellence Institutes will provide researchers more powerful analysis sooner in the discovery workflow. Through use of the Intel Rendering Framework and future Intel Xarchitecture products, the Intel GVI centers will demonstrate that powerful interactive analysis can be achieved independent of underlying rendering architecture.”

– Dr. Paul Navratil, Director of Visualization, Texas Advanced Computing Center.

“Kitware is excited to be an included partner in the Intel Graphics and Visualization Institute of Xellence, continuing our long collaboration with TACC and Intel for delivering compelling, state of the art, open source solutions for large scale, high fidelity graphics and visualization.   Through the joint efforts with the Intel IGVI, we look forward to enhancing our partner’s and user’s experience with applications like ParaView and the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) by including the capabilities of future Intel Xarchitecture products.”

– Berk Geveci, Sr. Director of Scientific Computing

Through collaboration with Intel® Graphics and Visualization Institutes of XeLLENCE and our industry partners who leverage Intel® Rendering Framework, Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and, in the future, Intel® Xe architecture; Intel will continue to enable delivery of leadership solutions for high fidelity studio assets creation.

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Intel 10th Gen Processors for Laptops Leaked, Might Be Out This Year

We’ve seen our fair share of leaks regarding Intel hardware in recent times, and it doesn’t seem like they’re going to stop anytime soon. Thanks to reliable leakers like Momomo_us and Komachi, we now have our eyes on Intel’s 10th gen CPU line up for notebooks.

The leak shows 14nm Comet Lake U and 10nm Ice Lake U processors, which may be announced later in the second half of this year. As expected, there will be multiple SKUs in all Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 families, the rumoured names for which you can check out below:

Rumored Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake-U Processors:

  • Core i7-1065G7
  • Core i5-1035G7
  • Core i5-1035G4
  • Core i5-1035G1
  • Core i5-1034G1
  • Core i3-1005G1

The Core i7-1065G7 is expected to be the flagship, with 4 cores, a base clock of 1.3 GHz and boost clock speed of 3.5 GHz on all cores. It is said to have a TDP of 15W and will be one of the first chips to use Intel’s Gen 11 graphics.

Rumored Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-U Processors:

  • Core i7-10710U
  • Core i7-10510U
  • Core i5-10210U
  • Core i3-10110U

The top model in the 14nm Comet Lake-U CPUs is supposed to be the Core i7-10710U with 6 cores. What gives credibility to these names is an entry spotted by Twitter user TUM_APISAK that lists specs similar to the ones pointed out by the leaks, suggesting that these chips do exist and may surface soon.

Considering intel just announced the 9th gen processor line-up for laptops, it’ll be really interesting to see how and when they plan to release the 10th gen CPUs, and how the upcoming parts will fit into their plans for the existing range of products. In any case, with a bulk of new announcements expected in the next few months, things are bound to get exciting for the gaming community.

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