Well, it seems Intel’s strong stance on the original benchmarks being accurate isn’t as strong as fans may have hoped. Principled Technologies has just issued a new report, an updated version of its controversial i9-9900K benchmarks.
In the original test, Principled Technologies made sure AMD’s Game Mode is enabled when testing Ryzen threadripper chips for better gaming performance. This is actually in accordance with AMD recommendations as it allows mega-core chips to efficiently allocate memory resources for gaming.
But the problem came from the fact that they kept the game mode enabled for “consistency” when testing Ryzen 7 2700X. AMD strongly recommends disabling game mode on Ryzen 7 2700X while gaming. The reason is that it will cut core count in half, denting the game’s performance.
Principled Technologies, similar to Intel, Originally stood by its benchmarks but has now backtracked after the community backlash. The company has issued an apology and released an updated version of the benchmarks.
Using the default creator mode, Intel’s lead over AMD in the original benchmarks report has shrunk now.
Intel later released a statement thanking Principled Technologies for running additional tests. The company pointed out that i9-9900K is still the world’s leading gaming CPU.
Given the feedback from the tech community. we are pleased that Principled Technologies ran additional tests. They’ve now published these results along with even more detail on the configurations used and the rationale. The results continue to show that the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is the world’s best gaming processor.
We are thankful for Principled Technologies’ time and transparency throughout this process. We always appreciate feedback from the tech community and are looking forward to comprehensive third-party reviews coming out on October 19.
The i9-9900K chip will soon be available in the market for players to buy and test themselves. However, these results are more in-line with what many influences have shown.