Reports out of Asia show that Intel’s latest attempt at a Ryzen killer not only guzzles up to 250 watts of power on load, but it does so at up to 90 degrees Celsius (ie. even hotter than the previous gens).
I’m sure a lot of gamers will go all out again to get a handful of extra frames, but it does show that Intel needs to get their new fab processes working, as the extra performance you might get does not look so good anymore when you factor in the cost.
This is likely going to be the chip that will go up against Zen 3, and AMD’s focus has been on architecture and technology. Intel has Tim Keller on board now, so maybe the mystical Sunny Cove architecture will keep the stiff competition going.
Good buy, or good grief?