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Pretty impressive, this 10 core is hanging with AMD's 12 core in application benchmarks!
And Intel still rules the roost when it comes to gaming, and now the multi-thread stuff is very close again.
Also, one tidbit....the 8700K is faster then the 3950X for gaming? Yikes!
Is Intel's 10 year old architecture with a paint job battling, beating and matching AMD's new Ryzen? Looks like it!
"When it comes to productivity applications we found that the 10900K was up to 35% slower than the 3900X"
You do realize you qualify that 35% lead AMD has (while being significantly cheaper) as "hanging" while you then go on to bash AMD for having 3% less gaming performance, right?
The top 4 CPUs are within 3 FRAMES or each other, the top 9 are within 3% for gaming. That's with a 2080 Ti at 1080p. Enough said. Intel hasn't improved gaming performance over 3 generations of CPUs.
You had better hope AMD doesn't improve gaming performance of Zen 3 CPUs, otherwise I expect you to tout a 1-3% lead in gaming as "dominating" as you do with every Intel launch.
The most impressive part of this launch is Intel adding those two extra cores at a high frequency without blowing out the power consumption. Not the gaming performance, or it being 35% slower then a 12 core.