Article about this video: YouTube's most famous PC builder isn't happy about Intel's Core i9 Last week, Intel dropped the bigges...
Article about this video: YouTube's most famous PC builder isn't happy about Intel's Core i9
Last week, Intel dropped the biggest PC news of the last year. The new Core i9 processor series appears to be a big change from the status quo, an attempt to put insanely powerful processors within the reach of home PC builders.
By and large, the PC community had the exact reaction you'd expect: excitement, followed by frantic checking of bank accounts. But for Linus Sebastian, the brains behind Linus Tech Tips and YouTube's most famous PC nerd, the reality of Intel's new product lineup doesn't match the hype.
In a fifteen-minute rant, Sebastian explains what he thinks are Intel's less-than-honest motives behind the new i9 and X-series processors and motherboards. You should watch the video to get an understanding of the technical details he's picking on, but the bottom line is that he thinks Intel cooked up the i9 platform as a response to AMD's new Threadripper series, not as an honest attempt to push home computing forwards.
There's a number of little details that do point that way. Intel has hinted that a lot of the top-end performance of its new chips will be handicapped if you don't also buy Intel motherboards and Intel SSDs, which is quite blatantly not in the best interests of high-end PC builders.