… could be related to their new comet lake desktop processors
ouch. Note : that’s not “overclocked” (well, one could argue it is, but does it count if intel is doing it from the factory?). That’s out of the box.
The thing is… if appropriately priced (e.g., cheaper than a 6950x was) and running at a sane clock speed I don’t think Comet Lake would actually be that bad. Sure it won’t be a Ryzen 3900x or 3950x, but for OEM use it doesn’t have to be.
All they’re going to achieve by ramping up power consumption to 200+ watts real world is going to be making life harder to OEMs.
Or maybe they don’t even care and its a total paper launch.
Comments? Do you think intel would be better off being realistic about the factory clocks on these things, or are they better off pushing things as far as they can physically go, and to hell with the power draw (and let OEMs figure it out)?