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The Performance & Power Efficiency Of The Core i7 990X vs. Core i9 9900K @ Phoronix

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so the Core i7 990X is old, like Gulftown old and part of a Intel processor generation that actually made overclocking fun.  The CPU scaled and loved to be pushed provided you did the right things at the right time #TWSS

Phronix is doing a new vs old article and I'm pretty excited to see the results.

With my initial Core i9 9900K benchmarks out there following Friday's embargo expiration, for some weekend benchmarking fun I decided to pull out the old Core i7 990X to see how it compares to the new 9900K... The Gulftown and Coffeelake processors were compared not only on raw performance but also overall power consumption and performance-per-Watt.

My projection, 9900K draws more power but has higher performance.  The 990X leaves most of its power in the form of heat.

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