Intel Core i7-9700K vs Core i7-8700K and AMD Ryzen 7 1800X for gaming – will it win?

Looking at Intel’s 8c/8t Core i7-9700K, I thought having 8 cores and high clocks would be great, even with Hyper-threading disabled…… and I couldn’t be so wrong.

I had to test again and again to make sure what I saw was correct and sure enough it is, at a cost of my sleep.

Kudos to AMD, 1.5 years later and the aged Ryzen 7 1800X rocks so much that both the 8700K and 9700K couldn’t even keep up despite being released much later.

The AMD Ryzen system wasn’t great at pushing framerates when it was launched but I’m pretty surprised at what I’m seeing now.

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