The Full Nerd ep. 73: Core i9-9900K vs. the world, Intel 10nm CPU cancellation rumors?

Current and future flagships

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In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray mine the knowledge gleaned from our Core i9-9900K review and discuss where Intel’s first-ever 8-core, 16-thread consumer chip fits in the wider world of processors. It’s the world’s best gaming CPU, but what does that really mean?

After that, we delve into SemiAccurate’s report that Intel has canceled its long-maligned 10nm CPU process—and Intel’s rapidly issued denial. It’s a mess. So who’s telling the truth? We won’t know for sure until holiday 2019 (at the earliest), but it might wind up depending on what your definition of “10nm” is.

Finally, we spend some time answering live questions from viewers.

You can witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 73 on YouTube (subscribe to the channel while you’re there!) or listen to it on Soundcloud if you prefer the audio alone.

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Have a PC- or gaming-related question? Email thefullnerd@pcworld.com and we’ll try to answer it in the next episode. Be sure to follow PCWorld on FacebookYouTube, and Twitch to watch future episodes live and pick our brains in real time! 

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