I'd say the Core i9-9900KS fits right in there...On paper this is the most trivial CPU refresh of all time. ...
Rather the opposite: B550 has been held on to until now because these CPUs are about to be released.Why release these now? Simple, B550 is out.
B550 was more likely delayed due to supply chain issues related to COVID 19.I'd say the Core i9-9900KS fits right in there...
Agreed but there is nothing wrong with either company announcing an upcoming product. It helps consumers who may buy intel now wait 3 weeks if they would rather buy one of these top of the line binned chips.
Rather the opposite: B550 has been held on to until now because these CPUs are about to be released.
Personally I'm way more curious about StoreMi 2.0, which I could make use of, and the A520 chipset (with associated motherboards)...
Base clock of the 9900KS is 400Mhz higher than the 9900k. Reviews also showed the 9900KS was significantly more efficient than the 9900K. 9900KS also had hardware mitigation for some exploits that the 9900k didn't, further improving performance. So while being a better bin, it also wasn't the exact same die as the 9900k which is likely to be the case with these AMD CPU's.I'd say the Core i9-9900KS fits right in there...
Why not? It lets people know that a new product is coming, so if someone is planning to build a new PC soon, they can decide whether to hold off a bit if they are willing to spend more for a little more performance. It's in AMD's best interest to let people know ahead of time that a new product is coming.You're missing the point. Why is there a 3+ week pre-announcement for such a minor higher bin?
Not true. Intel had apparently already added those mitigations to newer versions of their existing processors, but Tom's Hardware mentioned they were testing the 9900KS against an earlier version of the 9900K. It sounds like Intel switched to that newer stepping for their 9th-gen processors about half a year prior, around the time they announced the 9900KS.So while being a better bin, it also wasn't the exact same die as the 9900k which is likely to be the case with these AMD CPU's.
I don't think so.B550 was more likely delayed due to supply chain issues related to COVID 19.
I remember there were rumors it was going to come out in 2019. I was referring more to a few months delay that happened this year, 2020 due to supply chain issues.I don't think so.
It was first delayed from a year ago because it wasn't good enough and required more refinement.
That left it so far behind the Matisse release that there was no reason to put it on the market as a lone product, but better to wait for the next CPU release.
My guess would be that it might OC a little better, but with the processor coming out in a couple days, it's probably a bit pointless to speculate now, as detailed reviews should be out soon.Would the 3900xt oc better than the 3900x or is it just the same exact ceiling?