"If it's going to be 30 or 50 percent more expensive"
Why on earth would you say 50%? I mean, if you're just making stuff up to make Intel look bad, why didn't you question if wasn't going to cost 4500% more? Or maybe you could have suggested it might cost 12 billion dollars. That would have given people even more ammunition to call Intel crazy and stupid. I mean 12 billion dollars for a desktop processor, who does Intel think they are??!?!!
Seriously, Newegg mistakenly put up the page last week. $799. A solid 30% more. Today it was confirmed. Yea, a bit of a money grab, but to suggest it was going to be $1200???? Come on, your bias is showing and your credibility is toast.
Power draw and heat went upCould have saved yourself all this time testing and benching if you just simply went:
12900KS boost clock is 5.5 and 12900K boost clock is 5.2
5.5/5.2 = 5.76%
The 12900KS is up to 6% faster than the 12900K. Nothing else had really changed, power draw is pretty much the same and the heat output is pretty much same.....
In the end, this CPU is about as impressive as the 3800XT was when compared to the 3800X.
Who buys a 12900KS and a 3090 Ti and then games at 1080p?
The same person that kept his 8700k for 4 years because he could upgrade his card and not have a massive bottleneck like he would have if he went for a ryzen 7 1700.
What I mean is, you can put a 4090 or even a 5090 on 12900k and be fine. You can't do that with any zen 3 CPU.
Yes, and these people will eventually buy a 4090 and a 5090, and that point theyd need to upgrade their 5900x, while on the other hand, they can keep their 12900k?
Nobody will run a 3090 Ti at 1080p. The "massive bottleneck" you describe begins to disappear as resolution increases and the GPU becomes the limiting factor.
People who are running games at 1080p aren't buying bleeding edge video cards. On the other hand, people who are buying a 3090 Ti are running games at a high enough resolution that the difference between a 5900x and a 12900KS will be minimal.
Yes, and these people will eventually buy a 4090 and a 5090, and that point theyd need to upgrade their 5900x, while on the other hand, they can keep their 12900k