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Saturday October 13, 2018

Intel's i9-9900K Is Only 12% Faster than AMD's 2700X at Gaming, but 66% Pricier

Principled Technologies has published a revised report comparing the performance of the Core i9-9900K processor with various competitors, and according to TechPowerUp, Intel’s latest and greatest only offers a marginal improvement compared to the Ryzen 2700X despite being priced much higher. "The bottom-line of PT's new data is this: the Core i9-9900K is roughly 12 percent faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X at gaming, while being a whopping 66% pricier ($319 vs. $530 average online prices)."

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While Principled Technologies corrected half its rookie mistakes by running the 2700X in the default "Creator Mode" that enables all 8 cores, it didn't correct the sub-optimal memory. Despite this, the data shows gaming-performance percentage differences between the i9-9900K and the 2700X narrow down to single digit or around 12.39 percent on average, seldom crossing 20 percent. This is a significant departure from the earlier testing, which skewed the average on the basis of >40% differences in some games, due to half the cores being effectively disabled on the 2700X.