- Jul 7, 2017
Not really.So, a 6 core has a base clock of 3.7Ghz and runs at 4.3Ghz at boost.
Meanwhile at AMD :
8 core with a base clock of 3.7Ghz with a max boost of 4.3ghz
The gimmick is because the competition can do the same because its the same physical limitation impacting both AMD/Intel.
4.3GHz is the stock all core turbo speed for the 8700K. 4.3GHz is not the stock all core Turbo for Ryzen 2700X.
That is stock speeds. But Intel also leaves a more headroom for overclocking, practically all the 8700K will reach 4.8GHz all core overclock with ease, when barely anyone gets 4.3GHz all core overclock on Ryzen.
It isn't just because of 8 core vs 6core. 6core Ryzen doesn't really overclock any better than 8 core Ryzen.
Intel just has more frequency headroom (at least 700MHz) in their combination of process and architecture (it is always related to both). So we are clearly not dealing with the same physical limitation.
If we want a good model of how 9900K will compare with 2700X, we just need to look a 8700K vs 2600X. I wouldn't expect the delta to change much when moving from, 6c v 6c, to 8c v 8c.