Live blog: Intel’s “Performance Unleashed” event

The Tech Report is on site at Intel's Performance Unleashed launch event, and we're going to try to live-blog the thing. Keep this page open for all the latest updates.

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    • ptsant
    • 1 year ago

    Sounds like a great chip and a definite improvement over the 8700K. However, the 8700K is currently at >$500 at the biggest local retailer (Europe) so I have a hard time imagining the 9900K at MSRP. I would expect this at $600-650, which puts it in TR territory (1920X: $499 local price).

    Anyway, exciting times.

      • jihadjoe
      • 1 year ago

      Isn’t the 8700k priced high because of auto-pricing algorithms reacting to high demand and short supply? If the 9900k is available in good quantities pricing should stay at normal levels.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    They didn’t actually cut the prices on the Skylake X refresh parts?

    Looks like they just don’t care enough about this market to bother.

    • wingless
    • 1 year ago

    Did Intel’s Live Stream end or are they having technical issues?!

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    I will give Intel credit. They managed to introduce a bunch of products in only half an hour instead of pulling a Jen-Hsun and taking 3 hours to get to the 5 minutes of interesting material.

      • christos_thski
      • 1 year ago

      Amen to that.

      When it ended I felt respect for intel’s marketing team doing such a matter-of-fact presentation.

    • christos_thski
    • 1 year ago

    Kind of funny they can’t mention the best home user use case for 5Ghz cpus (it’s not streaming of course, how many people out there are aspiring youtube personalities?).

    It’s EMULATORS. But they have to pretend they don’t know. Heh.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      Poorly coded or legacy software.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    Really weird that they got Steve Harvey to talk about streaming.

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      Survey Says….

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Where are the drones?

    There were supposed to be drones!

    — BK

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      You are the prototype! 😉

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        I find your lack of Meh disturbing.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      “Isn’t it dissed?
      Don’t you disapprove?
      One who keeps flying around,
      One who can’t groove,
      Where are the drones?
      There ought to be drones?”

        • nanoflower
        • 1 year ago

        Don’t worry, they’re here.
        [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh7XbkGb31c[/url<]

          • Neutronbeam
          • 1 year ago

          Didn’t we have a conversation where you were droning on? Hope you feel better.

    • Krogoth
    • 1 year ago

    It looks like the disruption from Threadripper completely revamp Intel’s HEDT line-up.

    It is probably Cascade Lake which not only fixes some of the security holes but a revamp PCIe controller to handle more lanes. I’m wondering if it will require another Socket(Socket2066v2?)

    I’m also hoping Intel finally gets their head out of the sand and finally enable ECC support for UDIMMs on non-Xeon Cascade Lake SKUs.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      I doubt they’d call it “X299 refresh” if it required a new socket.

        • cygnus1
        • 1 year ago

        Agreed. I think we can assume it’s the same socket, so no increase in PCIe lane count

          • Krogoth
          • 1 year ago

          The “up to 68 PCIe lanes” on that chart is going to require a revamped PCIe controller on the chip itself or a separate PCIe controller on the motherboard to make up the difference.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            No you dunce, X299 has PCI Express lanes of its own. 24 of them, plus the up-to 44 lanes on Skylake-X chips.

        • Krogoth
        • 1 year ago

        It might be physical the same but electrically it is different. It is similar to the current “1150v3” and Socket2011v3 which cannot work with older chips despite having the same packaging and keying.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          You keep saying things that are wrong, but I don’t mind.

          Coffee Lake needed a new chipset. A new chipset would not be called “X299”

            • Krogoth
            • 1 year ago

            Coffee Lake needed a new socket not chipset due to electrical changes (Intel wanted to avoid a PIII 1.13Ghz debacle). 3xx series chipset is really just a re-branded 2xx series chipset.

            Technically, Coffee Lake can work with 1xx/2xx boards with some hardware and UEFI mods. Die-hard modders already have done on some over-engineered 1xx/2xx boards.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            Show me an 200-series motherboard that works with Coffee Lake.

            • Krogoth
            • 1 year ago

            There are several images of hardcore modders getting a 8700K to work on some high-end Z270 boards after they did some UEFI and hardware mods. Stock motherboards will obviously not work though.

            It isn’t much different from getting older Socket A boards to work with newer Athlon XPs back in the day.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            “a custom BIOS and hardware mod”

            [url<]https://www.pcgamesn.com/intel-coffee-lake-z270-super-pi-world-record[/url<] [quote<]This mod requires a little soldering and no little technical know-how, and still hasn’t quite been perfected, but at least we know that you can still break records even without Intel’s approval.[/quote<] Yeah, I'll pass.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]44% of pro creators refresh their PC every 2 years, 34% of prosumers do so every 3[/quote<] And 100% of Krogoths are unimpressed every 5 minutes.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    You can’t say the B-word! That’s our word!

    — AMD

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