Earlier this year, Intel changed its marketing warfare plans with AMD: now the emphasis is that Intel Core processors are faster than Ryzen “in real tasks.” However, as it turned out, this statement does not stand the simplest checks.
The other day Intel held an event at which it once again used this approach when comparing its processors with competitors. In particular, Intel claims that the Core i3-9350KF is better than any Ryzen 5 CPU in games, office tasks and content creation applications, the Core i5-9600KF is even better than the Ryzen 7 3800X, but the Core i3-9100F is supposedly ahead of Ryzen 5 3500X.
To begin with, we recall that models with an index F lack an integrated GPU (more precisely, it is disabled) and because of this they are cheaper. The recommended price of the Core i5-9600KF is $ 240, and the other two Intel CPUs mentioned here do not have a recommended value. In the USA, they are asking for $ 90 for the Core i3-9100F, and about $ 175 for the Core i3-9350KF.
As for the adequacy of Intel comparisons, for example, here is a comparison of the Ryzen 5 3500X with the Core i5-9400F.
As you can see, the first is almost always faster, and in games too. So the Core i3-9350KF clearly cannot compete with the Ryzen 5 3500X, not to mention the Ryzen 5 3600. Well, comparing it with the Core i5-9600KF makes no sense at all. As a result, it’s not very clear why Intel is trying in such an extremely controversial way to make the competitor’s processors less efficient, because it’s enough to just look at the tests.