As a part of the promotion of a new generation of processors, Intel, in cooperation with Principled Technologies (PT), has tested its latest CPU i9-9900K. This paid demonstration of power, put the Intel i9-9900K processor on the line of rival offer: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X models, as well as by the number of cores equal to the Ryzen 2700X model, where the results showed that Intel’s clock is on average faster by 30 to 50 percent when compared with the AMD Ryzen 2700X model.
In the case of any unbiased testing, this would be the end of the story, but, as it turned out, it was not objective. Professional views did not fail to notice the Game Mode being active during the 2700X processor testing. When AMD Ryzen 2700X CPU is running in this mode, half of the processor cores are disabled. Also, the bad RAM configuration came in, so the memory controller was also sabotaged.
After numerous and noisy criticism, Principled Technologies was forced to revise the results, whose figures (shocking) are somewhat lower than the original ones. The speed of the new Intel i9-9900K CPU is higher than the AMD Ryzen 2700X, but only about 12 percent when averaged out across all games tested.
The new Intel i9-9900K CPU has a recommended price of $488, while the current price of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU is $304.99. Intel did not have any other choice but to apologize for the misunderstanding. Intel praised the transparency of PT, and then accepted the corrected results which shows that the newest i9-9900K CPU is indeed the “fastest (and most expensive) gaming processor in the world”.