AMD marks its 50th anniversary on May 1, 2019,
and to celebrate this once in a lifetime occasion; the company is releasing a “Gold
Edition” version of the Ryzen 7 2700X processor and the Radeon VII graphics
card. This is actually a move that follows what Intel did to mark its 40th
anniversary when it released the Intel Core i7-8086K. That was released in
limited quantities and was basically a binned version of the six-core,
12-thread i7 with faster clocks that approached 5Ghz as opposed to the maximum 4.7
GHz. But, it’s not just the processor and graphics card that make the “Gold
Along with the Gold Edition 2700X processor and Radeon VII
graphics card, you also get a coupon to redeem a commemorative t-shirt and a
code to enter a drawing to win the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series processor for free.
The Gold Edition 2700X processor is also engraved with the signature of AMG CEO
Dr. Lisa Su and the “AMD 50” logo. Finally, a special sticker that includes the
AMG 50 logo and Dr. Su’s signature is also...
Intel Core i9-9900K
Fastest CPU for Gaming Hands DownLittle Overclocking HeadroomRequires Purchase of Aftermakret CoolerPlenty of Cores for Tasks Outside of Gaming
If you’re someone that’s into pure gaming without all of the
bells and whistles, you’ll probably find that the Intel i9-9900K is overkill in
terms of what you actually need. Then again, if you’re building a high-end
machine with an extreme graphics card, the i9-9900K will definitely be your
go-to. The truth is that this processor offers the kind of performance for
those that do more than just game, so it serves a dual purpose, really. It’s
perfect for you if you’re someone that works during the day and games at night.
It is the fastest CPU you can get from a mainstream brand for the LGA1151
platform hands down. It only has 8 cores, so it doesn’t compare with other
high-end CPUs out there in terms of core count, but it does offer the highest
clockspeed of any processor on the market at the moment. With the...