Intel: AMD good, but we are better for gaming

Posted on Monday, Aug 26 2019 @ 09:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Over at last week's Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany, Intel made some remarks about the competitive playfield with AMD. Intel’s Troy Severson acknowledged that AMD did a great job closing the performance gap, but he claimed that Intel still has the highest performing CPUs for gaming. Severson also stressed that Intel will "maintain that edge."
“A year ago when we introduced the i9 9900K,” says Intel’s Troy Severson, “it was dubbed the fastest gaming CPU in the world. And I can honestly say nothing’s changed. It’s still the fastest gaming CPU in the world. I think you’ve heard a lot of press from the competition recently, but when we go out and actually do the real-world testing, not the synthetic benchmarks, but doing real-world testing of how these games perform on our platform, we stack the 9900K against the Ryzen 9 3900X. They’re running a 12-core part and we’re running an eight-core.”
In reality, the 9900K is not tangibly faster than AMD's fastest chips when you use a high-end GPU and play at high resolutions with high quality settings.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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