Playing Chicken: Kentucky Fried Intel Core i9-9900KFC Processor Listed

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Someone at Intel must be a fan of greasy, artery-clogging fried chicken: a chip called the Core i9-9900KFC has been listed on system-diagnostics app AIDA64. The “K” and “F” would point toward a processor that can be overclocked but lacking integrated graphics. It isn’t clear what the “C” stands for (no, not Colonel Sanders), but AnandTech believes it could involve eDRAM.

    If every letter has a special meaning for a feature in a product, and a product portfolio offers a mix and match of those features, then eventually a combination of letters will end up with a secondary meaning. Today we’re seeing the beginning of the Kentucky Fried version of Intel: in the latest changelog to AIDA64, a well-known utility for system identification and testing, the company behind the software has added in the hooks and details for the Core i9-9900KFC.
     
  2. Brokennails

    Brokennails [H]ard|Gawd

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    Sure the FC doesn't stand for F*ck Consumers?
     
  3. mkk

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    So toasty. You buy now!
     
  4. Master_shake_

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  5. Joust

    Joust 2[H]4U

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    Is the Colonel in?

    He dead.

    ..anyone? Anyone?
     
  6. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Kentucky Fried Chips

    I'm digging it.
     
  7. PhaseNoise

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  8. ChoGGi

    ChoGGi [H]ard|Gawd

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    Krispy Fried Cores
     
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  9. m_isom

    m_isom Limp Gawd

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    Is Mr Sanders in?

    I say you he dead
     
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  10. RealBeast

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    This could work for me.

    The cooling loop uses oil and fries chicken?

    Mmmm finger lickin' good computing. ;)
     
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  11. The Mad Atheist

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    Did they ditch the throttling down feature if it gets too hot so it will fry like chicken?
     
  12. Galvin

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    Why waste money on this stuff. Intel is coming out with a 10core soon. But most likely AMD will have something better
     
  13. Tak Ne

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    Does anyone ever get the feeling that Intel & AMD are playing some elaborate card game that involves bluffing and trying to get the other to show their hand?
    I wonder sometimes how many 'leaks' are actually deliberate and are made to get the other to act early.
     
  14. Exavior

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    Kompletely Fucked Customers.... Seems about right.
     
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  15. AceGoober

    AceGoober Live! Laug[H]! Overclock!

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    When the cooling loop fails it'll be KFCrispy.
     
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    Keep Fucking Consumers.

    Wtf were they thinking though..
     
  17. yobbo7

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    I am amazed it’s taken Intel this long to add Crystalwell to mainstream CPUs. Broad well showed how nice it can be for workloads like gaming.
     
  18. ManofGod

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    Price? I have seen nothing that is worth complaining about.
     
  19. Shadowed

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    Finally, an i7-5775C replacement! I honestly thought Intel would never release an unlocked CPU with L4 cache again.

    This is great news. I am pretty concerned about the price though. Broadwell-C wasn't great value, but now those CPU's are worth far more online than the 4000 series, probably due to low availability.
     
  20. yobbo7

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    I wonder how eDRAM affects OC headroom. Not that it matters for 9900k since it’s basically maxed out anyway.
     
  21. Shadowed

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    Well this would be really interesting to find out! Broadwell-C capped out at 4.2-4.3 GHz and draws a lot of power when power limits removed. At stock, it throttles itself to stay within the 65w tdp which is far too low imo.

    I am hoping the eDRAM will not hurt overclocking performance. Broadwell-C was the first 14nm desktop CPU from Intel and I would argue Broadwell-E had the same issue with high clocks.

    I used to think eDRAM hurt max clockspeed but Skull Canyon (a 6700 with eDRAM) seemed pretty normal.