For those who are not particularly interested in overclocking nor wanting to pay too much money for an Intel processor, this is a really good cap!
You definitely get the most performance on the purchase than any other 9th Gen. From Intel!
However, no integrated graphics. So maybe not a good choice for anyone who does not run on graphics cards ... But most do not really need an integrated graphics when you still have a graphics card that sits there at all :)
This processor, along with the RTX 2070 & 16GB 2666Mhz in RAM, has the Samsung EVO 860 500GB and it gives me about:
- 90-100FPS, Ultra, in BFV
(100-120 + FPS, High)
- 120-140 + FPS, Ultra, In Overwatch
- 120-140 + FPS, Max, In Apex Legends
This processor does not really strangle the graphics card or anything else. It flows really well!
If you have a slightly tighter budget then this is definitely a really good hood and will last a long time.
But of course, i5 9600K or i7 9700K performs better and i7 is a safer future but then you also have to pay double for it. (at least i7 9700K)
Hope that Intel will reduce prices in the future now that AMD's processors perform at least as well and in some cases better in mediocre gaming rigs.