HOW is THIS for Gamers??

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  5 months ago +1664

    Since our thermal and power consumption numbers are very different from other publications, here's some clarification on our board settings:
    -Multi-core enhancement: Disabled
    -SVID behavior: "Intel Fail-Safe" / Intel's default
    -XMP: Enabled
    -All power duration and limit settings default
    -Core multiplier at defaults
    -Core voltages at defaults
    Cooler: Corsair H115i w/IC Graphite thermal pads
    The performance numbers we got were double-checked against Intel's engineers, and they were in line; This suggests that our thermal tests are indicative of stock performance (with motherboard vendor optimizations disabled). We did *not* ask Intel about their thermal or power consumption results.

    • El diablo da Costa
      El diablo da Costa Day ago

      By boost you mean overclock? Excuse my ignorance.

      JENHUNG WANG 22 days ago

      TAIPEI 101

    • Stanislav Vasilev
      Stanislav Vasilev 25 days ago

    • Coohy 314
      Coohy 314 Month ago

      Could you test playing with integrated intel GPU with overclocking RAM in quad-channel?

    • savecityofheroes savecityofheroes
      savecityofheroes savecityofheroes Month ago

      Before the 2019 CES my complicated long story for a new SAGER NP1975 17.3" gaming notebook.I am very happy for i7-8700K Z370 CHIP SET GTX 1070 now the complicated bull shit first off GTX 1070 retired I paid for out of stock and retired graphic card. JUST GREAT I got RTX 2070 to take its place then the all hell break loose I have to wait to the end of JAN 28 2019 for the launch UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHAAAAAAAA! more UGGGGGGGGGGGGHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHGAAAAAAAAAAAA to come. two days after launch i7-8700K is retired so that is one other thing I am not getting and NP9175 is also retired and its replacement NP9176-G2 I was supopse to pay for a upgrade for i7-97000K that I did not pay for. is that a upgrade ? that is the first time a upgrade is yes and no at the same time. hyper threading 8 not 16 I have to pay for more upgrade. the price to upgrade from i7- 8700k to i9 9900k is $150.00 that I cannot afford. However it was upgraded to i7-9700K with no charge the price for upgrade from i7-9700K to i9-9900K ia $100.00 so I paid. since its a OEM I cannot get the fancy blue case that comes with the retail CPU. I like that clear blue case. oh well. I upgraded my DDR4 to two sticks for $10.00then upgrade $65.00 more for faster 3000 MHz 2400MHz will not cut it... I removed all storage devices and got it at NEWEGG with sales tax

  • El diablo da Costa

    What's with these prices?

  • smart one
    smart one 2 days ago

    Does Mr Gay need any more earrings?

  • Lawrence Edward Page Loves The Cock

    wot's with the air quotes???? u think it makes u oh so original???? y don't u go suck urself off and quit wasting our time wiv ur bs. u r still a miserable little canuck shit. fuck u. hahahahahaha

  • BedwarsPro 124
    BedwarsPro 124 7 days ago

    nice green screen behind u

  • dudi miah
    dudi miah 7 days ago +3

    people are saying i7 9700k is way better for gaming then i9 9900k

  • Brian Howard
    Brian Howard 10 days ago

    Linus said, "SODDERED(?) the IHS to the die" . . . WTF? Does he actually mean soldered. Is that a speech impediment Linus? Last time I looked the word soLdered had the letter 'L' in it. Is it a retarded Canadian thing or does only Linus say it? I'll have a look around and see. But SODdered - really Linus?!

  • Sebi One
    Sebi One 11 days ago +3

    I know this video was kinda meant to disparage the i9 9900k but it honestly made me happier that I bought one, since the only downside was the price.

  • P R
    P R 16 days ago

    For 2080TI SLI ... 9900K or 9900X ?? Which would be the best?

  • Gingerbread Recon
    Gingerbread Recon 16 days ago

    the 8th gen i3 didn't have HT?

  • syndicator
    syndicator 18 days ago

    fuck you fuck your sponsorship and fuck your free stuff

  • William Paxton Robinson

    Do the benchmarks in an Vulkan based engine. Vulkan is better than Direct X 12 anyway for compatiblity.

  • matthew young
    matthew young 22 days ago

    So I should wait, till they buff out the kinks?

  • DemusDeman
    DemusDeman 22 days ago

    So this is off topic but I was wondering if this falls under general IT or more computer engineering?

  • Jarad C
    Jarad C 24 days ago

    At the end of the I got a 9900k

  • Robert Tapuc
    Robert Tapuc 24 days ago

    I dont know but i got more FPS with I9 Than I7

  • Robert Tapuc
    Robert Tapuc 24 days ago

    IS I9 god for gaming? YES
    IS I9 Hyper-Threading? YES
    IS I7 good for gaming? YEAS
    IS I7 Hyper-Threading? NOPE
    Now choose the winner

  • Victor Hassan
    Victor Hassan 25 days ago


  • JC Denton
    JC Denton 25 days ago +3

    Linus pretending to give a shut about our pockets yet spamming us with sponsors.
    Good job bro ☝️ you excel at manipulation. (I mean you *have* been doing this YT game for long enough

  • Stanislav Vasilev
    Stanislav Vasilev 25 days ago

  • Mr. Blunt
    Mr. Blunt 26 days ago

    Hardware Unboxed said the I9 9900K went up to temperatures up to 100 degrees and here you got the BEST temperatures? Is Hardware Unboxed incompetent here?

  • The Happy Sky
    The Happy Sky 27 days ago

    Intel Has Left The Chat

  • FunkdaddyP
    FunkdaddyP 27 days ago

    Whenever im unsure about what pc parts to buy or what i want/need. Linus always has the answers for me !

  • TheUnknownD
    TheUnknownD 28 days ago

    Intel I7 9700K is going to be my last Intel processor, Who knows maybe Intel will get their stuff together to make something much better than this.
    Idk why this processor even existed in the first place, It's the same as the 9700K but with a different name.

  • TheUnknownD
    TheUnknownD 28 days ago +1

    Hello, I hope you all are having such a lovely day today and you're wonderful and perfect for who you are and I wish you the best today.
    Everyone is unique and special and everyone should always respect everyone, Who knows what's going on with their life so it's always good to make everyone feel loved and heart warmed.
    Have a wonderful day everyone. :)

    • dont r/woosh me retard
      dont r/woosh me retard 26 days ago

      its good to know that there is nice people like you. i’ve been in and out of the hospital due to medical problems for about a month now, it makes my day to know not all people suck haha. have a good one mate

  • Intel Core i7 8700k
    Intel Core i7 8700k 28 days ago +1

    Lol and there's me that I have an intel core i3 4005-u in 2019 xD!
    (Not even 2.0 ghz!)

  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica
    Necrobiosis Lipoidica 29 days ago

    I fucking love this guy. Not your usual tech retard.

  • Stephan Kuebler
    Stephan Kuebler Month ago

    THX for the Video... they get better and better! :)

  • Gecko
    Gecko Month ago

    My brother bought this i9 processor, He use it only for Microsoft word and play counter strike and Super Mario. What a dumbass.. 1 day I gonna switch my processor to his processor..

  • Ultrahd4k Cool
    Ultrahd4k Cool Month ago +54

    *house catches fire*
    911: What is your emergency
    Me: I over clocked my i9 9980xe with no liquid cooling
    911: Say no more

  • AndreasH900
    AndreasH900 Month ago

    Getting i9 9900k laptop

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Month ago +1

    OK Linus you're losing us....half the comments on the vid are about the music used about halfway're losing your grip dude

  • Draven Nelson
    Draven Nelson Month ago

    Street price Linus really? “Hey man I need my fix I’m a crip so I’ll take the 9700k” 😂

  • Hsuperman_18
    Hsuperman_18 Month ago

    Is the integrated wi-fi on the new mobos good? Or should I buy a separate wi-fi card just to be safe?

  • Dr. Leonard Hofstadter SAVAGE FAM

    I love to have a laptop, with AMD Ryzen 8 cores. Holy cow that is perfect for me, do they even manufacture. That option for laptops? That's a real beast for me.

  • gary proffitt
    gary proffitt Month ago

    What is going on intel ? ( over-clocking and overheat ! )

  • toorop111
    toorop111 Month ago


  • Anders Termansen
    Anders Termansen Month ago

    TL;DR no one needs the core i9 for gaming, unless youre a camgirl cashing in money from twitch.

  • Several old fish in the yard

    If you had no arms would you trust this Linus guy to hold your junk if you needed a wee at a urinal. I would.

  • Dew
    Dew Month ago +2

    I'm just sitting here being happy with 30fps in cs:go

  • Engin
    Engin Month ago

    Linus is a known AMD shill as is Kyle from Hardocp . He's trying to get paid by Intel.

  • Supra
    Supra Month ago

    that's some thicc ass

  • savecityofheroes savecityofheroes

    LINUS HUGE MISTAKE i9 9900K PCIe LANES you say its 40 SORRY WRONG!!!!!!!!! its 16 (NOT 40) if you want 40 lanes you need to buy X299 motherboard not Z370 and a proper CPUI taht got 40 lanes for that X299 motherboard

  • RockManDo KeeperOfTheStones

    Why not make chips that use 500mhz base clock ? X 10 instead of 100mhz x 47 would surely yield improvements we seek ,,,no?

  • RockManDo KeeperOfTheStones

    URM,,, Atmospheric two way sound processing in hq on motherboard chips ? Two phys cores min.. HDR/dolby vision/uhd frame processing requirements, two cores processing/response/input/online live 4_6 cores min.. soooo 6 phys cores not enough.microstuttering 12 hyperdreaded cores ok but not fast enough under extended load...the additional requirements of things like 4k 3d and HDR and Atmos sound are never accounted for in the suppossed real world game *^^ tests......

  • Anonym
    Anonym Month ago

    are thoose overclocked or standard results? cause im not getting the same results with my intel core i7-9700k :( pls help me out SOMEONE

  • OutSyder
    OutSyder Month ago

    Got a 4790k with a gtx 1070, Im fine intel.

  • Thomas Chang
    Thomas Chang Month ago

    Hey dude i got a question can you answer this pls? So can you compare the i9 Core Processor vs a R7 2700x. My set up will be a i9 with a 240hz screen monitor, RTX 2080 graphic card, 64 GB RAM, 512GB SSD. Will this give me more fps in league with that i9 Core processor or a R7 2700x (ryzen)? Im feeling like the i9 is the new shit and its suppost to be better? Im only going for video game performance and i want the highest fps possible. Does the i9 offer more performance gaming wise than a R7 2700x? Thanks fam!

  • shaurya saxena
    shaurya saxena Month ago

    Ai supported intel chips .mission . 2025 ..

  • Yeetus Delitus
    Yeetus Delitus Month ago

    now should I get the i9 9900k or the i7 9700k

  • iKatOverLord
    iKatOverLord Month ago


  • Rishabh Kumar
    Rishabh Kumar 2 months ago

    Big butt 😂😂😂

  • Strategius
    Strategius 2 months ago

    I think you are wrong with the i3 Hyperthreading, coffee lake has no HT on the i3, it has become the old i5 with 4 normal cores. I am talking about 2:00

  • Drew Butler
    Drew Butler 2 months ago

    you only die once

  • Henry M.
    Henry M. 2 months ago

    I'm looking for some advice on this possible build.
    These are the main components:
    850 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA G3
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming
    360 Sealed Liquid Cooling System for 1151 Socket
    Intel Core i7 9700K 8-Core 3.6GHz (4.9GHz TurboBoost)
    11GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    16GB G.Skill TridentZ 3000MHz (2 X 8GB)
    SSD #1: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2
    SSD #2: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2
    Total Estimated Build Cost (Minus Peripherals): $3,485

  • Naif Thghost
    Naif Thghost 2 months ago

    this video is saying that 90% of the reviewers are misled with the 9900k thermal issues ?? really Linus? did they pay you to say it?

  • Dante199006
    Dante199006 2 months ago

    So since I have a option to switch my parts before April because of a killer warranty from Micro-Center what should I choose, i7 9700k or i9 9900k? Or maybe AMD? Will there even be the new AMD parts then?

  • Akhir Wright
    Akhir Wright 2 months ago

    I got a good question when tax time comes when is a good time for me to spend money on a high performance gaming PC because I'm confused at this point?

  • Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark

    >disables hyperthreading
    >gets equal or higher fps in every game tested
    wtf intel?

  • teldrah
    teldrah 2 months ago

    I bought a Ryzen 2700x last week and couldn't be happier with my purchase. All games I tried so far run great (except PUBG, but that game apparently runs terrible for everyone) and working with it is a bliss. And honestly, does it really matter if an Intel processor gives you 20 FPS more in games, when the game is already running at 100 FPS, but costs twice as much? It's just not worth it.

  • thatsdandy
    thatsdandy 2 months ago

    That is one ugly nerd

  • NoesisAndNoema
    NoesisAndNoema 2 months ago

    I'll save you the time... It's a waste of money for "gaming".

  • Saurav Ghosh
    Saurav Ghosh 2 months ago

    How is good i5 9th Feb chips for gaming??? As I am looking for gaming only .. pls share me exact figures...

  • seamoose
    seamoose 2 months ago

    I can spend an extra $10 to get the 9700k or just get the 8700k, what do i get

  • I have okay content
    I have okay content 2 months ago

    Was gonna get an i7 9th gen, rethinking it though, I didn’t know it didn’t have hyper threading.

  • sohom roy
    sohom roy 2 months ago

    thus the best prossissor in the world intel i9 9900k of her

  • Ghost Razor
    Ghost Razor 2 months ago

    gamers should use i7-7700HQ rather than i9-9900k, but if you want it for editing you should go for i9-9900k. This is just my opinion thanks.

  • Hopipotamus
    Hopipotamus 2 months ago +2

    I currently have a 4790k installed and just bought a 9900k. Can’t install it yet because I don’t have a compatible motherboard or ram (yet), but my logic was: “if I’m using a 4th gen professor, I should probably upgrade to a 9th gen one that is most future-proof.” Also the packaging is neat, 3D shapes are cool.

  • 10K Gamerz
    10K Gamerz 2 months ago

    what was that on 4:48

  • Sasori Tobi
    Sasori Tobi 2 months ago


  • Beto
    Beto 2 months ago

    Was rocking my Gen 1 i7 960 for the longest time, but just bought i7 8700k due to price. Hopefully theres noticeable improvements for me either way. Currently have GTX 970, but will soon change that out too.

  • jmlinden7
    jmlinden7 2 months ago

    Nobody is in charge at Intel right now.. they don't have a CEO at the moment

  • Crusher Sol
    Crusher Sol 2 months ago

    I7 3770k anyone?

  • Tuncay Karakas
    Tuncay Karakas 2 months ago

    R.I.P Intel...

  • Typical Gamer
    Typical Gamer 2 months ago

    Should I pair the i9 9900k with an rtx 2080 ti? I’m a really heavy gamer and streamer. Should I be worried about bottlenecking? Sorry if I sound ignorant. I just need an opinion before I drop the money.

  • Joshua Tyler
    Joshua Tyler 2 months ago

    I just don't understand why an 9th gen 8-core cpu still has the same amount of threads as the 3rd gen 4-core i7. It is absolutely stupid that someone paying $500+ for a CPU should have to chose between having SLI or a dedicated 10Gb network card.

  • N8WOLF
    N8WOLF 2 months ago +1

    If anyone is interested in my upgrade from 3570k to 9700k both used with GTX 970
    i5 3570k -460 Points at Cinebench R15
    i7 9700k -1578 Points at Cinebench R15
    Both with GTX 970 EVGA
    Battlefield was NOT playable with the i5. It looked awful and still didnt perform.
    WIth the 9700k i got 90 FPS at High/ Ultra settings at 1080p and it drops to 85fps.
    Cooling was with the Enermax Liqfusion 240 and it never got above 55°C. GPU was about 72°C.
    I actually wanted to build a whole new PC, but it seems i dont need a new GPU right now.
    I dont need 1440p. 24" IPS Eizo is fine as fuck (i prefer IPS.....nothing can beat that colors from Eizo), and 1440p only makes sense with a larger Monitor.
    In other Games the 9700k doesnt swat at ALL.
    20% usage in R6, 42°C.
    TDP is only 55 TDP with BF5.

  • RoadDog
    RoadDog 2 months ago

    so if i heard it right, i can buy the i9900k with h115i for games? :)

  • Terry L Byrd II
    Terry L Byrd II 2 months ago

    Hey Linus, I am curious if you could do a benchmark with the cores to see which one would he the best buy for aomeone that uses Autodesk Maya, Photoshop and Unreal engine?

  • Max Masterman
    Max Masterman 2 months ago

    Well it is fine for 9700k as what's the point of 2 8 core 16 thread cpus

  • WiseOldDudee
    WiseOldDudee 2 months ago

    5:28 was the hyperthreading bug fixed?Coz im gettign the 9900k

  • AbsoluteAI
    AbsoluteAI 2 months ago

    My asus rog strix z370e mobo came with it's own wifi antenna. So, there are some z370 mobos with wifi included.

  • Mudit Bhardwaj
    Mudit Bhardwaj 2 months ago

    i only know 8700k and 1080ti are hardware killers.

  • GameGuard
    GameGuard 2 months ago

    It’s Oven Lake

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  • April Sunshine
    April Sunshine 2 months ago

    The way he transitions into ads is actually pretty amusing XD

  • JustAlex.
    JustAlex. 2 months ago +1

    i still love my intel pentium

  • savecityofheroes savecityofheroes

    Why go to ORIGIN PC pay more money on a notebook and get older CUP? Why pay for for less? How about going to AGEAR buy SAGER NP(175 get a i7 8700K CPU Z370 CHIP SET and GeForce GTX 1070 in a 17.1" notebook with nVidia G-SYNK WD 500GB NVME 1T 7200 RPM HARD DRIVE IC Diamond for CPU GPU and RUSH BUILD and 30 day dead pixel service $2338.00 US DOLLARS not counting shipping. ORIGIN PC NS-17 comes with i3 cpu for the same price NP 9175 NS-17 I do not know what chip set its got. any way for the same parts I done on NP 9175 tahy the price is $2,338.00 and same on NS17 from Origin cost trying to copy the same parts cost $2879.00 USA DOLLARS and no rush build I sorry ORIGIN PC you lost the deal. Thank you AGEAR for doing the right deal. that is MY ANGLE

  • Ricky D
    Ricky D 2 months ago

    so is it worth upgrading to a 9900k from an 8700k Is the 8700k still decent for streaming ?

  • Glory Days
    Glory Days 3 months ago +1

    I’m not back again to AMD, Intel better than AMD for gaming performance

  • Mateusz Kotowicz
    Mateusz Kotowicz 3 months ago

    Does anyone actually care about power consumption of their gaming PC? It's literally the last statistic that would ever guide my decision when buying hardware.

  • Cipas Fredis
    Cipas Fredis 3 months ago

    Ok so. i9900k or Ryzen 1950x?

  • Rui Rodrigues
    Rui Rodrigues 3 months ago

    Intel x AMD ......1st Cpu to Get 1000 Fps Csgo ..Wins....!!!! :))))))

  • Austin Hess
    Austin Hess 3 months ago

    Please do a i3, i5, i7 and i9 refresh

  • Nexim
    Nexim 3 months ago +1

    I have it overclocked to 5.00GHz

  • WiFiTubeTV
    WiFiTubeTV 3 months ago

    lol biased and definitely sponsored by Intel (-_- )

  • Mr Bob
    Mr Bob 3 months ago

    It’s not...get 8th gen

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  • DualPerformance
    DualPerformance 3 months ago

    Is not for gamers, that is just marketing, the 8700k is more than enought to have the best performance from two RTX 2080 Ti

  • Merik Lobo
    Merik Lobo 3 months ago

    The Spectre/Meltdown fallout is exactly why I went with a Ryzen when rebuilding my PC.