The question for me is not how but why. With Rocket Lake around the corner, this looks like a pointless product. A 10900KS will undoubtedly be worse for gaming than the 11900K and for production workloads it will have no chance to compete with the 5900X.A simple explanation is that now that the chips have been in production for a while the process has been refined, newer equipment with tighter tolerances is available and has been purchased in preparation for move to smaller nodes (10nm or lower) thus improving both yields and performance. Its common that the performance of the last chips in a run are of much higher performance level than the start. Quite probably it now is significant enough to allow for a different new SKU. Its not binning, its overall higher quality chips being produced with significantly tighter tolerance equipment and processes resulting in mid to high 90% yields.
WHY NOT!The question for me is not how but why. With Rocket Lake around the corner, this looks like a pointless product. A 10900KS will undoubtedly be worse for gaming than the 11900K and for production workloads it will have no chance to compete with the 5900X.
It'll be more capable than something you can't get.for production workloads it will have no chance to compete with the 5900X.
You guys do know that Zen3 CPUs are not in the same basket as RX 6000s GPUs right?It'll be more capable than something you can't get.
It took a little bit of time, but I was able to connect with a Ryzen 9 5900X, and at MSRP - screw the scalpers. It takes time, and it isn't easy but you can connect with even the hardest to get hardware. If memory serves Intel has also had recent supply issues and some of their processors were not easy to find several months after launch. In this global economy, with the shortages and complications caused by Covid-19 the 11900K will be all but impossible to find after launch as well. We have seen it with Ryzen 5000, RX 6000, and Nvidia 3000, and it will continue with the 10900KS and 11900K. I doubt they will make many of the 10900KS to begin with and they will sell out quickly (Intel fans can't help themselves they will buy anything they release even if it sits in a position of meaninglessness). The 11900Ks will sell out on launch day and just like Ryzen 5000 will be hard to connect with and widely only available through scalpers. Covid-19 has made production and inventory challenging and demand for new electronics is the highest its been in decades with millions stuck home either laid off by the pandemic or working from home. Everyone seems to want to upgrade their computers, gaming consoles, and phones either out of boredom or needing better equipment as they have to work out of the house now.You guys do know that Zen3 CPUs are not in the same basket as RX 6000s GPUs right?
Availability is not the same between these 2 products everywhere in the world. Although generally the RX 6000s are everywhere in the world as hard to get or as unavailable, for Zen3 is not the same. A lot of places have them in stock, even if in low quantities and had the from the start.
Multiple countries in EU had them from day 1 and was not an issue to buy any of the Zen3 CPUs, some being constantly in stock, others every other week.
US is not the entire world, just so you know. There are more places (countries) where these are available, than not available.
I could have bought Zen3 since launch almost every day, so Intel is still irrelevant to me and will be until Alder Lake at least...
For some reason Intel fans will buy anything they release even if it is totally meaningless. I have no idea why, but I have no idea why a lot of things have happened in the last few years... Why would anyone think that Trump was actually intelligent when he told the universities he attended if they released his transcripts he would sue them... If he's so smart and got good grades it makes no sense, especially for someone who brags about everything... Common sense says he doesn't want people to see he barely scraped by with crap grades and his family money bought his degree. Trump says he's smart and his followers believe him based on no facts... In the same respect Intel fans buy anything Intel releases based on the same exact mental outlook... Intel says its good so it has to be and I need to buy it because Intel told me to buy it. I hate being political, but its the best analogy I could come up with.Why ?
Because they are selling everything they can make !
And every sale made now is money on the books and a sale AMD and Apple (also TSMC) don't have a chance at later.
It'll be more capable than something you can't get.
At the rate this year is going it may be the best graphics driving platform available for purchase new in many outlets for a while.