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    Micro Center Intel CPU prices have SKYROCKETED!

    MEEE. I paid $570. No regrets! :p
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    Micro Center Intel CPU prices have SKYROCKETED!

    9900KS is back to $699.99. WOO. What a deal!
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    i9-10920x discontinued already or ???...

    ARK link is back...strange. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/198012/intel-core-i9-10920x-x-series-processor-19-25m-cache-3-50-ghz.html Still missing from this one that you pointed out...
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    Micro Center Intel CPU prices have SKYROCKETED!

    I saw this happen just before Black Friday with the 9900KS - went from $569.99 (and an add'l $30 off when paired with certain mobos) to $699.99 (same $30 off) then as Black Friday hit to $599.99 with add'l $20 off with certain mobos (and that's where it sat until it sold out). I wonder if they...
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    i9-10920x discontinued already or ???...

    This page is still up: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/core/x-series/i9-10920x.html Interesting that it is pulled from ARK. It is listed for sale at other places but sold out.
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    9900K or wait for KS?

    It says 6 in stock. I am guessing they will all be sold by year end (nationwide). 6 took a few days at my MN location.
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    9900K or wait for KS?

    My MicroCenter just sold out of 9900KS. I wonder if the "Limited Edition" aspect is as true as Intel made it out to be...they seemed to have quite a few initially... https://www.microcenter.com/product/615497/intel-core-i9-9900ks-coffee-lake-40-ghz-lga-1151-processor
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    10900K (10-core) with Z490 Chipset in April

    https://www.techpowerup.com/261987/intel-core-i9-10900k-10-core-processor-and-z490-chipset-arrive-april-2020
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    3500x new budget cpu king

    LOL. Yes - for gaming. :-D
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    9900K or wait for KS?

    OK. I couldn't imagine anyone buying a 9900K today. It would make sense to get a 9900KS or go a step down to 9700K if it's a dollars issue. "Big" is relative when you're talking about top dog gaming performance. Even the 8700K could hang with the 9900K in most gaming workloads. Beyond all of...
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    9900K or wait for KS?

    I mean, ~$100 more for guaranteed 5GHz all cores with zero overclocking. That's pretty big. You can compare OC to OC all day but for me OC is a bonus. I personally like that the security stuff is on the chip too, no need for OS mitigations. Although I know that it slows things down a bit (ref...
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    9900K or wait for KS?

    It is when you're building a PC today. Why bother with a 9900K if KS is available? EDIT: my MicroCenter is almost out of them (Minneapolis) - https://www.microcenter.com/product/615497/intel-core-i9-9900ks-coffee-lake-40-ghz-lga-1151-processor - it's going to be a limited release because yeah...
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    9900KS Temps - Some Cores Hotter Than Others

    Makes sense - thanks.
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    9900KS Temps - Some Cores Hotter Than Others

    Hi all, I have a 9900KS that I run at stock while gaming (ARK: Survival Evolved) - I have notced that some cores are around 10-15 degrees hotter than others: I'm using a 280mm AIO liquid cooler and really good thermal grease (CM MasterGel Maker) - is this one of those things solved by...
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    Riddle me this: Better IPC?

    I'd love to help if there was a formalized benchmark. But there isn't. So all we will get are a bunch of loosely collected data points. I spent my ~$3...that's enough lol.
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    Riddle me this: Better IPC?

    Good that you're running it. The 9900K and KS are so similar there's no point in me running it too. :)
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    Riddle me this: Better IPC?

    I can't believe after all this - there is no TS12 bench just a bunch of instructions and we are supposed to "eyeball" FPS!? LOL
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    Riddle me this: Better IPC?

    OK, I picked up Trainz Simulator 12 from Amazon ($2.50 here - unfortunately it is not Steam) - how do I run the benchmark? I can't find anything anywhere within the game or game files and even the Wiki and Google don't seem to have anything...did I buy the wrong TS12, lol? I am such a bench whore.
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    9900KS versus 5960X in Time Spy/3DMark (Paired with a 2080 Ti FE)

    Yep - HEDT is dead for most hardcore gamers/OC'ers now. I used to be quad-SLI (680 days), then tri-SLI (TITAN days), then SLI (TITAN X days). NVIDIA just made the bad support worse and worse over time for SLI and now it is just not worth it. My Z390 build is awesome - just a CPU and a GPU...
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    9900KS versus 5960X in Time Spy/3DMark (Paired with a 2080 Ti FE)

    Yeah I just searched my email for when I bought my 2080 Ti FE - back in August of 2018. Insane. Is there even rumor of when the new stuff comes out from NVIDIA? February next year? It seems like they have skipped a year. EDIT: and if you want nice longevity, get HEDT - which at this point would...
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    9900KS versus 5960X in Time Spy/3DMark (Paired with a 2080 Ti FE)

    No, I run the 5960X at 4GHz and I run the 9900KS at stock (5GHz boost), currently. My OC attempts with the 9900KS get me to 5.2GHz but I have a pretty stringent stability requirement that others may not have. I did not hear about that 10 core CPU. I just had the upgrade itch and the 9900KS...
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    9900KS versus 5960X in Time Spy/3DMark (Paired with a 2080 Ti FE)

    lol...yeah I am "new" to this RGB scene. Frankly, all the parts I wanted just happened to have RGB. The price on the Corsair H115i with all the crazy crap (Platinum, I believe?) happened to be lower than the "normal" one right before BF. The funny part is I have THREE friggin' RGB controllers...
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    9900K or wait for KS?

    My 9900KS is currently at 5.2GHz/1.30v - too high? I tried 1.275v and I got a BSOD. Temps are great - maxing out at 74C (during Intel XTU) using an H115i AIO. EDIT: lol up to 1.35v and prime95 still kills it. XTU passes. Raised VCCIN to 1.25. EDIT2: looks like this CPU is already binned for...
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    9900KS versus 5960X in Time Spy/3DMark (Paired with a 2080 Ti FE)

    Hey guys, I just picked up a 9900KS and built a new Z390 box (the only thing I brought over was my 2080 Ti FE) so I wanted to share some comparison numbers from my old box on X99 to the new one. The 2080 Ti is OC'd the same. The 5960X is OC'd to 4GHz, the 9900KS is stock clocked (so far)...
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    I ran Cinebench on all CPUs I could

    Stock 9900KS (just used default values - I am a noob with Cinebench):
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    X79 - Why are used prices so high?

    Yeah X79/X99 were great - I feel like recent Intel HEDT has lost its way. With that said (switching topics somewhat), picked up a 9900KS and I'm doing a build this weekend. Been burned by AMD in the past and although I am sure they are as awesome as everyone says these days I will wait out at...
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    X79 - Why are used prices so high?

    Very interesting discussion - thanks. I have a couple X99 boards running (5960X/MSI X99S XPOWER AC and 5820K/ASRock X99 Extreme4) - any recommendations of Xeons to look for if I get the itch to putz around with a new CPU or two? Is the e5-1650V3 the one to grab? TIA
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    WTF 2080 cards are $800+ ?

    For you. I'll take a new card and 30% more performance for a few hundred bucks (I sell my old cards). They're halo cards, value doesn't need to apply for everyone.
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    WTF 2080 cards are $800+ ?

    I'll bite, too...if you pull RTX out of the equation, they still outperform. Are you saying you would rather buy a 1080 Ti today than an RTX 2080 - even if they were within $100 of eachother? For what? Edge cases that can use the extra 3GB of RAM? In that case, why are you even running a 1080...
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    PSA: Corsair.com's own web-store shipped "non-authorized HK" video cards to the US

    Check with your credit card - often times they will step in. That's a valid "threat" to Corsair if you're not getting the results that you want, too. As long as you've warned them and they have indicated they will not help, your card will step in and review and 99% of the time move in your...
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    RTX 2080Ti crazy prices ...

    You guys can always buy the 2060. :kiss:
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    Is the RTX 2080 Ti a "grass greener on the other side" type scenario? Or are you enjoying it?

    People apparently need to justify not purchasing these cards as much as owners need to justify purchasing them. :)
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    Is the RTX 2080 Ti a "grass greener on the other side" type scenario? Or are you enjoying it?

    With technology, you never look back. Why would I miss my 1080 Ti? I got out while the pricing was good and now I'm set at least until the Lightning 2080 Ti releases. I was going to use my 1080 Ti in a secondary box and I even upgraded there, too (2080). I believe in DLSS and the eventual other...
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FAILS After Gaming for 2 Hours @ [H]

    2080 Ti FE running since 10/5 with tons of multi-hour sessions of ARK: Survival Evolved under my belt. No issues. Been playing a ton of BFV this weekend, too - no issues.
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    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    I doubt DLSS or RT will be ready at launch. At least I am not holding my breath for that...with how the rest of the RTX launch has gone...lol
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    Should I be concerned with the throttling behavior of my 2080Ti FE?

    My 2080 Ti FE works great on my Corsair AX1500i, so YMMV. Just double-check your PSUs settings, and try to use two different power connectors off of the PSU to connect to the card itself.
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti - both FE - both flawless.
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    GTX 1060 with GDDR5X Spotted

    That video proves nothing, at least as far as I could make it through it (about halfway). The TechPowerUp article that he references proves that the new GDDR5X is faster than the original 1060 as you quoted above. The 9Gbps variant was not mainstream. The new GDDR5X is slightly slower than the...
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    GTX 1060 with GDDR5X Spotted

    Source? The reason they're releasing this at all is because of the 590.
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    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    I have that same PSU - and a reference 2080 Ti FE - all good over here. The PSU game is so f'd up right now (not like I can talk with my 1500W lol - but I used to ball out with multiple TITANs). No need for anything more than like 550W if it's a really good PSU for an OC'd CPU and OC'd 2080...
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