- Oct 14, 2003
What I meant with this was that if it was a proper desktop chip meant to compete against the 5950X for example, it would have had a larger config - 6+16 or 8+16 or heck 10+16!I would have to see a 12900k's performance when power limited to 45W or 65W before I would agree with that statement.
And a proper desktop chip would be something so they can comfortably beat the 5950X so they'll be fine until the next generation, not something they can maybe, possibly, sometimes beat the 5950X.
Only reason the 8+8 has any chance against the 5950X is because it seems Gracemont portion may turn out better than we initially expected.
8+8 is pretty much 6+8 but with the iGPU cut to add 2 more cores. In the grand scheme of things it's the 5775C. Great for some scenarios but we mostly cared about the mobile chips.