HOW is THIS for Gamers??

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  Year ago +1859

    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.

    • Shadow Broker
      Shadow Broker 12 days ago

      Which processor would you recommend, the i9 9900k or the i7 9700K?

    • Horizon Film
      Horizon Film 18 days ago

      also when you say gamers , do you mean arcade gamers or actual gamers ,we need hard disk performance on open world games and fast ram for streaming in stuff , FPS is ok , but i would prefer 40-50FPS and no stutter . . people should now be looking at the working of a game . 1 stutter is 0 fps ., clearly i can see intel works nicer on games with less stutter, check out games like Rust , dayz , star citizen ECT ECT actual pc gamers not console ports , siege , csgo , battlefields , cods , do not count

    • Horizon Film
      Horizon Film 18 days ago

      if you go for a 8700k you can upgrade to better chip later

    • Horizon Film
      Horizon Film 18 days ago

      games need updating , . i use this to check cpu gpu

    • fr33kSh0w2012
      fr33kSh0w2012 4 months ago

      Over in Australia it is $850!

  • One Two
    One Two 22 hours ago

    Always moAr cAshe

  • Louis Alexandre
    Louis Alexandre 2 days ago

    Linus may have been a lap dancer in a previous life. Please Minus, don't ever twerk your chicken rump.

  • Benx Gaming
    Benx Gaming 5 days ago

    AMD walks in with zen 2... intel walks out with "price drops".

  • Min röst gäller
    Min röst gäller 6 days ago +1

    @Linus tech tips i got the money should i buy i9 9900k + 2080ti for long term or i7 9700 + 2060?
    Plan is to have it at least 7years and editing n gaming.

  • Gabriele
    Gabriele 7 days ago

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  • TempeX UndertaleFan
    TempeX UndertaleFan 7 days ago

    can you give it to me u have alot of it :D

  • Raymond Chammas
    Raymond Chammas 7 days ago

    JK, we are gonna lie to you but keep watching the video!

  • Amey Vichare
    Amey Vichare 8 days ago

    Well with this processor if you use Intel optane memory of 32 gb then your computer performance is like a skyrocket. AMD processors may be good but i prefer intel always. Z390 chipset is cool. I personally have 48 GB OF RAM CORSAIR VENGEANCE 16GB 3000MHZ each . Intel optane memory 32 gb. Gigabyte ultra durable motherboard z390, i9 9900k. Seagate 2TB hard drive and other cooling system. Galax GeForce gtx 1660 ti over clock able ddr6 6 gb

  • Alex Barker
    Alex Barker 8 days ago

    Omfg, Linus is so funny!

  • Ashish Kapse
    Ashish Kapse 11 days ago

    Which should I prefer while buying
    Hp omen i7 8th Gen
    Hp omen i7 9th Gen
    Plz answer

  • Multicellular_Organism

    **laughs in 3900X

  • Arisandi
    Arisandi 18 days ago +1

    I dream of having a gaming computer. I only use athlon II x3. for 11 years.

    • zayJax
      zayJax 14 days ago

      ok what the fuck uprgade already
      use a ryzen 5 3600, it's cheap and it comes with an rgb cooler
      and use a rx 570, it can run doom 2016 so that's great
      that would be like $300 or less

  • gamer nørden
    gamer nørden 18 days ago

    seing the 500+ fpsin csgo and then thingking about that i only get 100fps if i am lucky

  • Jenna Talia
    Jenna Talia 21 day ago

    According to CPU-Z i have i7 8700k Coffee Lake is mine CPU 7th gen or 8th gen?

    • Jenna Talia
      Jenna Talia 20 days ago

      @Michael Carcarsies ok thank you i thought i had 7th gen because it says i7 8700k

    • Michael Carcarsies
      Michael Carcarsies 20 days ago +1

      Jenna Talia 8th

  • John McKnight
    John McKnight 22 days ago

    "hOw Is ThIs FoR gAmErS"
    I don't know. Maybe there are people who use their systems for things that aren't games. Like media production, software developers who do heavy virtualization.
    There are people out there outside of the gamer communities who, like, don't game. Insane, I know.

  • Overdrive Con
    Overdrive Con 24 days ago

    I went to NVIDIA website they said RTX 2060 actually has better encoding and takes some of the load off the CPU.

  • Strider Zero
    Strider Zero 24 days ago

    wth was that "core i3 has hyperthreading" thing? the i3 8100 does NOT have HT and yet it says right there it does????

  • Robert Cooper
    Robert Cooper 29 days ago

    i7 is for gamers not i9

  • Adrian Skitzo
    Adrian Skitzo Month ago

    I still bought ryzen 7 2600x and bought a decent gpu since it's far cheaper than Intel's offering, I set all my game's graphics settings to auto so it's a win-win situation for me

  • Brandon Tucci
    Brandon Tucci Month ago

    Is there noticeable web browsing differences between i9 9900k and i7 9700k?

  • Thanos
    Thanos Month ago

    Linus is THICC 7:26

  • Kaustav Kapur
    Kaustav Kapur Month ago

    What happened to the i5 9600k

  • Nika FMG
    Nika FMG Month ago

    amd is best

  • No No Word
    No No Word Month ago +1

    Hey brother all I’m saying is, if you didn’t like the chip you can give it to me

  • Mustafa S
    Mustafa S Month ago

    Shut the f up

  • Maxwell Blooperson
    Maxwell Blooperson Month ago

    Linus stfp gay boy

  • iGyZ Official.
    iGyZ Official. Month ago

    My fx 8350,and i7 980x is crying

  • Willmagic
    Willmagic Month ago

    roses are red violets are blue linus liked his own video that pretty lame to

  • Alex TK
    Alex TK Month ago

    but will it play minecraft?

  • chinchy111
    chinchy111 Month ago

    This cpu gives the most fps thats why its for gamers

  • Jordex gaming
    Jordex gaming Month ago


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    Jordex gaming Month ago


  • Mizio
    Mizio Month ago +1

    The Cheap Gamer: Ugh I lag too much on PacMan
    Wish: Hold My CPU

  • Russian Recoil
    Russian Recoil Month ago

    So is it good for playing games like Escape from Tarkov on ultra settings?

  • Hellboy
    Hellboy Month ago

    Whats is the song name of the song playing in the background around 3:00

  • atlewis 1
    atlewis 1 Month ago

    There is zero shame for using an i5 for gaming

  • Animalyze71
    Animalyze71 2 months ago

    Looks like intel is following the 2007 AMD guide to CPU building. Pretty bad when an 8700k can get better performance than the 9900k that is supposed to be an upgrade. Granted when the new drivers release the 9900k will move up a notch but I have to say the last 3 iterations of intel have been a dismal mess. Maybe the i7 10000k will be a coming back story to behold.

  • Gynaecide
    Gynaecide 2 months ago +2

    Me: *Clicks Linus Tech Tips video*

    * Honey ad pops up with Linus in it *

    Me: :D

  • Caslane Records
    Caslane Records 2 months ago +1

    Intel could make a audio clock with a cpu that is only for pci-e and Mega CPU just for your screen with intel smart settings thicker motherboard now you have a recording studio oh with XLR DB25 how many consoles out there hey tape is kinda old avid has gone nuts ok windows make or d a r n daw

  • Link o Paladino
    Link o Paladino 2 months ago

    i7 9700k + gtx1070 suport 4k 60fps ?

  • Tyrant
    Tyrant 2 months ago

    Whats weird is the participation trophy AMD gets for not even beating Intel but just coming close. That 4.0 GPU was absolute trash. Watch they'll get mindfucked for 6 years again like they did with DDR4 and PCI3.

  • djlowtek
    djlowtek 2 months ago

    Let's say you're a gamer (no streaming) and these are identical price: which one do you get??

    • Tyrant
      Tyrant 2 months ago

      Intel destroys AMD 99% of the time, the 9900KF is still better its just the 3900x came close to being on par which is a win for them over there. Just look

  • Xanaqin
    Xanaqin 2 months ago +1

    I’m surprised that at least in gaming the i7-9700k beats its predecessor even tho it looses hype threading

  • Edward 86
    Edward 86 2 months ago

    Ryzen is 7nano mm. The rest is history. Intel is fucked.

    • Tyrant
      Tyrant 2 months ago

      Dude you guys didn't even use DDR4 until like 3 years ago and you fucked that up for 3 years lmfao.

  • Redman Alex
    Redman Alex 2 months ago

    will a hero maximus 8 work with i9 9900k( the chip set is the same)

  • Paul's Place
    Paul's Place 2 months ago

    What about going into msconfig and telling the OS to only load like 7 cores instead of all 8. Would that make a performance improvement. Maybe it would not thermally throttle as quickly or as much.

  • Bombay Potato
    Bombay Potato 3 months ago

    I9 9900k and a Z390-E Strix is the same price and Ryzen 7 3700X and a X570 Strix-E. Defo gonna get the I9 now!

    • Graphical Gaming
      Graphical Gaming 2 months ago

      I can overclock my i9-9900K to 5.1Ghz on all cores. Definitely go with Z390 chipset.

  • Uzi Game GP
    Uzi Game GP 3 months ago

    9900k is king

  • uonadtehrrocks
    uonadtehrrocks 3 months ago

    9 months later and you can get a 9900k for $450

  • i have 90 days to change my name

    RYZEN FOR LIFE!!! lol really thanks to ryzen for saving my poor gaming ass

  • Robert Scott
    Robert Scott 3 months ago +1

    Looks like a 3rd gen ryzen over x570 for me... intel is now second fiddle.

  • Virus Of Cyrus
    Virus Of Cyrus 3 months ago +1

    DO PEOPLE, ACTUALLY LISTEN TO THE BIGGEST "PAID" LIARS LINUS TECH TIPS? I feel so bad for all their "Victims" when as an insider I know the truth & Im going to do Everything I can to get the truth out there so ANYONE that can help me get this to the media & forums etc PLEASE contact me! A good example is when they "Tried" their hardest to destroy the sales of the "HTC Vive Pro" all because they didnt receive a unit for free! BEWARE!

    • Caitlin550
      Caitlin550 2 months ago +1

      You know what else is a lie? You being an "insider"

  • C O
    C O 3 months ago +1

    This did not age well, 9900k at $579. LOL.

  • levi Fate
    levi Fate 3 months ago +1

    You thought I would watch your sponsor ship adds but no i just skipp through
    Them lol 🤣🤣🤣

  • gachi
    gachi 3 months ago

    They should've just kept the 9700k a 6c12t cpu, and kept the 9600k a 6c/6t... Wouldn't be the first time they've refreshed an i7 with the same core/thread count as the previous generation. lmao.

  • Marty Thornton
    Marty Thornton 3 months ago +1

    Intel going to need to match AMD cpu prices. Or AMD is going to knock out intel. It's bad that Ryzen 5 3600 gives i9 run for their money.

  • dr. whet farts
    dr. whet farts 3 months ago

    how is amd's 3900x a gaming chip? amd claims, yet every coffee lake chip beats it in gaming anyway haha. you have to be an absolute idiot to buy a 12c/24t cpu for gaming. even in 10 years, when the cpu is utter garbage, games won't be using that many cores and threads. next gen consoles will get 8 cores with only 6-7 accesible for games.

  • Douglas Jones
    Douglas Jones 3 months ago

    I would never buy INTEL again!!!

  • nin1ten1do
    nin1ten1do 3 months ago

    Get one FINALY! milon CORE on CPU..


    You fool even with Dual core on 3,2Ghz on GL or VULCAN yu can get almost betetr result than Direct x Api damn still single core performance CPU FRYING!