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Intel 10 Core i9 10900X Unlocked Cascade Lake-X CPU at Scan for £549.98

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bobo5317/05/2020 09:40

Intel is always the obvious choice for gaming.


Extra 5fps for an extra £200
Edited by: "DealsDen101" 17th May
So to clear up some confusion here. The 10900X is a HEDT CPU on the LGA 2066 socket.
The 10900K is the yet to be released successor to the 9900K, on the new LGA 1200 socket.


Both 10 core/20 thread CPUs, both Intel CPUs with very similar names, but very different CPUs nonetheless.
bobo5317/05/2020 09:40

Intel is always the obvious choice for gaming.


What would you prefer.

A Moped which can go 205mph in a straight line

Or a top end Bentley which can do 200mph in a straight line (but beat the Moped in speed around corners, comfort, luxury, practicality etc). All for less.

Because that's the difference between AMD and Intel at the moment.
Edited by: "spritey" 17th May
Imagine buying Intel in this day and age.
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I thought the 10900X has already been out for a few months?

The 10900K you mention in the description is available for pre-order, but it's neither the price nor link in the deal. Also, if you are after a pre-order it's a bit cheaper elsewhere (e.g. Overclockers)
So to clear up some confusion here. The 10900X is a HEDT CPU on the LGA 2066 socket.
The 10900K is the yet to be released successor to the 9900K, on the new LGA 1200 socket.


Both 10 core/20 thread CPUs, both Intel CPUs with very similar names, but very different CPUs nonetheless.
PhattyHUKD17/05/2020 08:26

So to clear up some confusion here. The 10900X is a HEDT CPU on the LGA …So to clear up some confusion here. The 10900X is a HEDT CPU on the LGA 2066 socket. The 10900K is the yet to be released successor to the 9900K, on the new LGA 1200 socket. Both 10 core/20 thread CPUs, both Intel CPUs with very similar names, but very different CPUs nonetheless.


It took me about 5 attempts to notice that one ends with X and the other a K. Intel are just asking for trouble with a naming scheme like that!
Ordinary I have been intel for 20 years so far, especially for over clocking, but I can't see me getting intel for my next upgrade, intel lost the plot, and now AMD is bruising them hard.
Just shows why monopolies are bad. Intel's poor value is brutal for consumers.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 17th May
Imagine buying Intel in this day and age.
Intel is always the obvious choice for gaming.
bobo5317/05/2020 09:40

Intel is always the obvious choice for gaming.


Extra 5fps for an extra £200
Edited by: "DealsDen101" 17th May
Is there big difference between 7th gen X and 10th gen X clock to clock? Got 14 core 7940X from cex for 450 quid. looking at 10th gen its not much more than clocks.
bobo5317/05/2020 09:40

Intel is always the obvious choice for gaming.


bobo5317/05/2020 09:40

Intel is always the obvious choice for gaming.


What would you prefer.

A Moped which can go 205mph in a straight line

Or a top end Bentley which can do 200mph in a straight line (but beat the Moped in speed around corners, comfort, luxury, practicality etc). All for less.

Because that's the difference between AMD and Intel at the moment.
Edited by: "spritey" 17th May
spritey17/05/2020 10:07

What would you prefer.A Moped which can go 205mph in a straight line Or a …What would you prefer.A Moped which can go 205mph in a straight line Or a top end Bentley which can do 200mph in a straight line (but beat the Moped in speed around corners, comfort, luxury, practicality etc). All for less.Because that's the difference between AMD and Intel at the moment.



bobo5317/05/2020 09:40

Intel is always the obvious choice for gaming.



Is Intel the Bentley in this example?
Intel is only for Connoisseurs.
bobo5317/05/2020 10:23

Intel is only for Connoisseurs.


Intel certainly put the con in connoisseur.
spritey17/05/2020 10:18

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I'm not sure what you're trying to insinuate about my intelligence with that statement, but your analogy is just not very good.

Intel has better frame rates and better frame time consistency in the majority of games. If that matters to you and you can afford and justify the purchase, then go with Intel. It's more expensive and bad value for money in terms of price to performance, but it offers a better experience.
AMD offers much better value for money, incredible value for money even depending on the part you go with, but the gaming performance and frame time consistency due to the architecture is worse. Not massively worse, but worse enough that it should give you pause for thought before making blanket statements regarding one CPU manufacturer or another.


There's a great in depth look on this by Digital Foundry that I would recommend watching.

Edited by: "PhattyHUKD" 17th May
PhattyHUKD17/05/2020 10:35

I'm not sure what you're trying to insinuate about my intelligence with …I'm not sure what you're trying to insinuate about my intelligence with that statement, but your analogy is just not very good. Intel has better frame rates and better frame time consistency in the majority of games. If that matters to you and you can afford and justify the purchase, then go with Intel. It's more expensive and bad value for money in terms of price to performance, but it offers a better experience. AMD offers much better value for money, incredible value for money even depending on the part you go with, but the gaming performance and frame time consistency due to the architecture is worse. Not massively worse, but worse enough that it should give you pause for thought before making blanket statements regarding one CPU manufacturer or another. There's a great in depth look on this by Digital Foundry that I would recommend watching. [Video]


The fact you're unsure what I'm trying to insinuate goes further to support my comment.

Intel has marginally better performance in games, dependant on resolution... (Which 4000 series is going to solve)

AMD is better value, better in every other type of workload (by a considerable amount), better thermal performance... Uses less power... better long term socket support... The list goes on... and on...

Is a silver lining though. You may not be able to snap your fingers but least you can whistle.
Edited by: "spritey" 17th May
PhattyHUKD17/05/2020 10:35

I'm not sure what you're trying to insinuate about my intelligence with …I'm not sure what you're trying to insinuate about my intelligence with that statement, but your analogy is just not very good. Intel has better frame rates and better frame time consistency in the majority of games. If that matters to you and you can afford and justify the purchase, then go with Intel. It's more expensive and bad value for money in terms of price to performance, but it offers a better experience. AMD offers much better value for money, incredible value for money even depending on the part you go with, but the gaming performance and frame time consistency due to the architecture is worse. Not massively worse, but worse enough that it should give you pause for thought before making blanket statements regarding one CPU manufacturer or another. There's a great in depth look on this by Digital Foundry that I would recommend watching. [Video]


The trouble with the argument that Intel offers slightly better gaming performance, is largely negated by the price difference which would be put to far better use in a better GPU for far better improvements to FPS.
NitrousUK17/05/2020 10:51

The trouble with the argument that Intel offers slightly better gaming …The trouble with the argument that Intel offers slightly better gaming performance, is largely negated by the price difference which would be put to far better use in a better GPU for far better improvements to FPS.


Exactly, its a self defeating argument. If your that desperate for a couple of FPS you buy a faster GPU. And once you get to a 2080ti and your still playing in 1080p you should probably invest in a better monitor.
Ebuyer is the cheapest when I looked but ebuyer not allowed here for whatever reason.

AMD vs Intel aside, you want top performance you pay for it, i personally enjoy the overclocking side of things which I feel is an Intel strong point, I enjoy messing so for me it's worth it.

It's like some people buy a top tier mobo and a budget chip to see what they can get from it.

AMD fans have always championed being the under dog, but if AMD fans are to be taken seriously, surely Intel is now the underdog if AMD is truly better in every way....

You can argue all day long but if someone already has a 2080 ti, then budget isn't priority, so paying extra for Intel is a lot less than the difference between a ti and the next best card.

Just let people buy what they want!
SteadVex17/05/2020 11:16

Ebuyer is the cheapest when I looked but ebuyer not allowed here for …Ebuyer is the cheapest when I looked but ebuyer not allowed here for whatever reason.AMD vs Intel aside, you want top performance you pay for it, i personally enjoy the overclocking side of things which I feel is an Intel strong point, I enjoy messing so for me it's worth it.It's like some people buy a top tier mobo and a budget chip to see what they can get from it.AMD fans have always championed being the under dog, but if AMD fans are to be taken seriously, surely Intel is now the underdog if AMD is truly better in every way....You can argue all day long but if someone already has a 2080 ti, then budget isn't priority, so paying extra for Intel is a lot less than the difference between a ti and the next best card.Just let people buy what they want!


I'm not a fan of any company(because I'm a grown up) but buying Intel right now is a stupid move.

If you have a 2080ti then great, buy amd and keep the remainder. Anything else is a stupid move unless you are Jeff Bezos. And if you are then you probably have more interesting things to do than worry about 1fps.
SteadVex17/05/2020 11:16

Ebuyer is the cheapest when I looked but ebuyer not allowed here for …Ebuyer is the cheapest when I looked but ebuyer not allowed here for whatever reason.AMD vs Intel aside, you want top performance you pay for it, i personally enjoy the overclocking side of things which I feel is an Intel strong point, I enjoy messing so for me it's worth it.It's like some people buy a top tier mobo and a budget chip to see what they can get from it.AMD fans have always championed being the under dog, but if AMD fans are to be taken seriously, surely Intel is now the underdog if AMD is truly better in every way....You can argue all day long but if someone already has a 2080 ti, then budget isn't priority, so paying extra for Intel is a lot less than the difference between a ti and the next best card.Just let people buy what they want!


Intel is poor for OC this generation, they're flogging that 14nm for as long as they can.

Intel is definitely the underdog performance wise now, they made such a mess of 10nm. Although they've got a ton of money in the bank.

Ultimately fanboyism on CPUs is stupid, you go for what is the best. At this time, AMD are so far ahead its almost ridiculous. They'll stay there until Intel can sort out their fabrication process, they have the money to do that but those sort of things take a long time to resolve.
spritey17/05/2020 11:26

Intel is poor for OC this generation, they're flogging that 14nm for as …Intel is poor for OC this generation, they're flogging that 14nm for as long as they can.Intel is definitely the underdog performance wise now, they made such a mess of 10nm. Although they've got a ton of money in the bank.Ultimately fanboyism on CPUs is stupid, you go for what is the best. At this time, AMD are so far ahead its almost ridiculous. They'll stay there until Intel can sort out their fabrication process, they have the money to do that but those sort of things take a long time to resolve.



You know its a poor OC even though its not yet released? I'm not saying buy this now, but if someone wants to buy it let them, there are no reviews out yet, 9th gen is proven to be better for gaming overall as you say fanboyism is stupid yet your seemingly saying intel is a stupid buy, isn't that fanboyism?
CoeK17/05/2020 11:24

I'm not a fan of any company(because I'm a grown up) but buying Intel …I'm not a fan of any company(because I'm a grown up) but buying Intel right now is a stupid move.If you have a 2080ti then great, buy amd and keep the remainder. Anything else is a stupid move unless you are Jeff Bezos. And if you are then you probably have more interesting things to do than worry about 1fps.




your a grown up calling people stupid for making choices they want, excellent.Anyways, I thought this was a good video, intel vs amd @ 5.0ghzintel vs amd @ 5ghz

intel vs amd @ 5ghz
For £100 more I could get a 3950x, 16 core 32 threads cpu!! There's solid x570 boards for around £200 as well. As for gaming most of the benchmarks are done in 720p or 1080p.. Run at the increasing popular 1440p the difference is even less (probably about 5 fps) run at 4k or custom. Resolutions such as 1800p and their will be 0 performance gain.. Even with a ryzen 3300x vs Intel top of the one i7
SteadVex17/05/2020 11:38

You know its a poor OC even though its not yet released? I'm not saying …You know its a poor OC even though its not yet released? I'm not saying buy this now, but if someone wants to buy it let them, there are no reviews out yet, 9th gen is proven to be better for gaming overall as you say fanboyism is stupid yet your seemingly saying intel is a stupid buy, isn't that fanboyism?your a grown up calling people stupid for making choices they want, excellent.Anyways, I thought this was a good video, intel vs amd @ 5.0ghzintel vs amd @ 5ghzintel vs amd @ 5ghz


What are you on about? Reviews have been out for a while. Its been slammed by almost every reputable tech publication, from performance to thermals.

Fanboyism is when you blindly support a certain brand or product, even if factually it is worse than its competitor. As I've said (and every reputable tech publication), in this case AMD is leagues ahead currently. Which is why I bought an AMD (3950x) for the first time since the Athlon days.

The only reason you'd buy Intel right now, today. Is if all you do is play games, that you literally do nothing else (and don't plan to do anything in the future) on your PC. Even then, its such a marginal gain I'd also question it. Plus with current whispers the 4000 series is going to close and surpass that gap.
Edited by: "spritey" 17th May
Intel screwed us for years with high prices - voted cold for keeping prices high - Ryzen AMD all the way.
Edited by: "colombo" 17th May
NitrousUK17/05/2020 10:51

The trouble with the argument that Intel offers slightly better gaming …The trouble with the argument that Intel offers slightly better gaming performance, is largely negated by the price difference which would be put to far better use in a better GPU for far better improvements to FPS.



As I said myself, "If that matters to you and you can afford and justify the purchase, then go with Intel. It's more expensive and bad value for money in terms of price to performance"

It should go without saying that if your choice is between an i7 and a RTX 2060 or a Ryzen 3600 and a 2070 Super, you should take the latter 99% of the time. It's hard to go into the full nuance and detail of different scenarios like that though when caught up in the unfortunate predicament of trying to discuss with a fanboy that first point of call is personal insults (not you, the other guy).


A simpler, but more vague way to put things is this:
Intel isn't the obvious choice for gaming.
AMD isn't the obvious choice for gaming either.
It depends on a person to person use case, and you should fully research the parts that fit your budget before making a purchase either way.
DealsDen10117/05/2020 09:43

Extra 5fps for an extra £200


How is that any different than any other high performance product?
SteadVex17/05/2020 11:16

Ebuyer is the cheapest when I looked but ebuyer not allowed here for …Ebuyer is the cheapest when I looked but ebuyer not allowed here for whatever reason.AMD vs Intel aside, you want top performance you pay for it, i personally enjoy the overclocking side of things which I feel is an Intel strong point, I enjoy messing so for me it's worth it.It's like some people buy a top tier mobo and a budget chip to see what they can get from it.AMD fans have always championed being the under dog, but if AMD fans are to be taken seriously, surely Intel is now the underdog if AMD is truly better in every way....You can argue all day long but if someone already has a 2080 ti, then budget isn't priority, so paying extra for Intel is a lot less than the difference between a ti and the next best card.Just let people buy what they want!


Sales of consumer CPUs are but a small slither of total revenue so Intel still the top dog by far.
powerbrick17/05/2020 12:15

How is that any different than any other high performance product?


For example?
DealsDen10117/05/2020 12:39

For example?


Cars.

Just because it's expensive for you


Good job you deleted that previous comment as was total nonsense
Edited by: "powerbrick" 17th May
SteadVex17/05/2020 11:38

You know its a poor OC even though its not yet released? I'm not saying …You know its a poor OC even though its not yet released? I'm not saying buy this now, but if someone wants to buy it let them, there are no reviews out yet, 9th gen is proven to be better for gaming overall as you say fanboyism is stupid yet your seemingly saying intel is a stupid buy, isn't that fanboyism?your a grown up calling people stupid for making choices they want, excellent.Anyways, I thought this was a good video, intel vs amd @ 5.0ghzintel vs amd @ 5ghzintel vs amd @ 5ghz


Yes that's right.
powerbrick17/05/2020 12:15

How is that any different than any other high performance product?


It's a 3 year old rehash, on a now obsolete process, and it is nolonger the best option available.
powerbrick17/05/2020 12:46

Cars. Just because it's expensive for you (skeptical)Good job you …Cars. Just because it's expensive for you (skeptical)Good job you deleted that previous comment as was total nonsense


It's not expensive for me, just not good value for money, you can say what you like but this is a deals site and look at the temperature in here
A lot of people seem to be getting riled up over one processor or another. You are free to make your own choice in the matter, as others should be too.

To leap in with an opinion that it's unintelligent or stupid to buy this CPU or the other for any reason whatsoever is not taking into account the various scenarios for which people are putting their build.

If you have someone who wants max FPS, has a 2080 Ti, a 240Hz monitor and prioritises gaming over all else, plus has the money, who are you to say they are 'stupid' to buy an Intel CPU? Sure, you're free to your opinion. Just not seeing the point of you sharing your opinion on this sort of forum.

The i9 9900K has been the best option for someone who can afford it and has the other bits as above plus focused on maximising their FPS in most games. That's just how it is. This new CPU is likely to be the leader in a similar way for at least a few months.

I personally would wait for reviews to decide on this or an i9 9900K. I haven't seen any released yet, so if people on here are saying there have been some out for months I am more than happy to be given more information as to where I can find them.
Sanzai17/05/2020 07:47

I thought the 10900X has already been out for a few months?The 10900K you …I thought the 10900X has already been out for a few months?The 10900K you mention in the description is available for pre-order, but it's neither the price nor link in the deal. Also, if you are after a pre-order it's a bit cheaper elsewhere (e.g. Overclockers)


Whoops you're right, my bad. No wonder it's cold in here
DealsDen10117/05/2020 12:53

It's not expensive for me, just not good value for money, you can say what …It's not expensive for me, just not good value for money, you can say what you like but this is a deals site and look at the temperature in here



If you are swayed by the temp on here to govern your purchases then that shows what a sheep you are

moshispam17/05/2020 12:52

It's a 3 year old rehash, on a now obsolete process, and it is nolonger …It's a 3 year old rehash, on a now obsolete process, and it is nolonger the best option available.


Yet when it's actually reviewed will probably be the fastest gaming CPU and sell by the bucket load.

the 9900xx series is still the best for gaming
Edited by: "powerbrick" 17th May
powerbrick17/05/2020 13:09

If you are swayed by the temp on here to govern your purchases then that …If you are swayed by the temp on here to govern your purchases then that shows what a sheep you are Yet when it's actually reviewed will probably be the fastest gaming CPU and sell by the bucket load.the 9900xx series is still the best for gaming


Grow up pal
Edited by: "DealsDen101" 17th May
DealsDen10117/05/2020 13:13

Grow up pal


you brought up these points and I just countered them, must have struck a nerve
PhattyHUKD17/05/2020 10:35

I'm not sure what you're trying to insinuate about my intelligence with …I'm not sure what you're trying to insinuate about my intelligence with that statement, but your analogy is just not very good. Intel has better frame rates and better frame time consistency in the majority of games. If that matters to you and you can afford and justify the purchase, then go with Intel. It's more expensive and bad value for money in terms of price to performance, but it offers a better experience. AMD offers much better value for money, incredible value for money even depending on the part you go with, but the gaming performance and frame time consistency due to the architecture is worse. Not massively worse, but worse enough that it should give you pause for thought before making blanket statements regarding one CPU manufacturer or another. There's a great in depth look on this by Digital Foundry that I would recommend watching. [Video]


The performance difference really isnt enough to lose sleep over. Plus that marginal lead which intel has is for gaming only, if someone wants to game and stream at the same time usually the amd will offer better performance.

My last pc had an i7, so im no AMD fan boy, but its just fact that AMD is the better choice right now.
powerbrick17/05/2020 13:17

you brought up these points and I just countered them, must … you brought up these points and I just countered them, must have struck a nerve


I didn't bring up any points, and I wouldn't let somebody over the Internet talking about Cpu's "strike a nerve" lmao, funny kid
Edited by: "DealsDen101" 17th May
tarunjs0717/05/2020 13:19

The performance difference really isnt enough to lose sleep over. Plus …The performance difference really isnt enough to lose sleep over. Plus that marginal lead which intel has is for gaming only, if someone wants to game and stream at the same time usually the amd will offer better performance. My last pc had an i7, so im no AMD fan boy, but its just fact that AMD is the better choice right now.


Again, the better choice for you and many others. Not for everyone. We don't all have to build using the same parts guys, might be healthiest to just accept it and move on. This will be the better choice for some.
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