When buying a new processor, what’s the first thing to look for? Price? Performance? Frames per Second? The Box? Intel’s new brand tie-in with Marvel’s Avengers now seems official, according to the @IntelGraphics twitter handle. With the new special edition processors, users can look forward to a brightly painted box. Yes, that’s pretty much it. Oooh, shiny shiny.

Leaks have suggested that these new boxed processors will carry new versions of Intel’s overclockable Comet Lake processors, such as the Core i9-10900K which will become new Core i9-10900KA models in Intel's database, however we are waiting on confirmation from Intel. 

If this ends up being a success for Intel, no doubt it will set a precedent for future processor tie-ins. It is unclear if this arrangement involves Intel licensing the Marvel brand, or Marvel is paying Intel for co-branding ahead of Marvel's new videogame, the Marvel Avengers, set to launch on September 4th for Xbox, Playstation, and PC. There have also been suggestions that these processors may also carry codes to download extras for the game, perhaps skins or such, but again this has not been confirmed, nor is it clear that the game has any special Intel-specific acceleration for better gameplay. Imagine if the game detects the CPU string as '10900KA' and offers different abilites or modes - that would certainly interesting as to the mods that would appear to get around that restriction.

Pricing and availability are currently unknown, although we're expecting more details come September 4th.

Source: Intel Gaming on Twitter

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  • damianrobertjones - Monday, August 17, 2020 - link

    Jesus man, let it go. Brie Larson said what she said and it was hardly killing kittens. People have said far, FAR worse things.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, August 17, 2020 - link

    Just because you are OK with emasculating comments and actors dumping on their fanbase and cherished/nostalgic IP doesnt mean everyone else is OK with it.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - link

    Just because a lunatic fringe of misogynist right-wing ballsacks are hell-bent on finding trumped-up reasons to rage about Brie Larson, doesn't mean anyone else gives a damn. 🤷‍♂️
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, August 20, 2020 - link

    Oh noes! Your fragile masculinity was damaged by some comment made by a celeb! The horror of having to endure such a thing! You nerd boys are so insecure about yourselves.
  • Sttm - Friday, August 14, 2020 - link

    When you cannot compete on performance, on cost, just go with TERRIBLE BRAND DEALS!
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Friday, August 14, 2020 - link

    Intel is still kind for single threaded performance and games. If someone wanted to build a gaming focused rig, I would recommend to them Intel over AMD. Intel can provide a measurably smoother (if not by much) experience in games.
  • Great_Scott - Saturday, August 15, 2020 - link

    As of Zen 2, this really isn't the case any more. There are some legacy game engines that simply run better on Intel CPUs, but that's less and less relevant as time goes on.
  • frbeckenbauer - Saturday, August 15, 2020 - link

    Due to the cache structure, Intel is ahead in most games at the high end.

    It still is pretty pointless to buy anything else than a Ryzen 3600 for most people, but a 10600K outperforms anything AMD has in games, especially when overclocked.
  • FreckledTrout - Sunday, August 16, 2020 - link

    True but it only manifests if you are pushing very high FPS. Like you were eluding simply down to latencies of which AMD has higher. Of course I am wanting to see how this looks with Zen3 as i suspect this will be improved. I'm not sure a chiplet will ever beat a monolithic in latencies but then Intel will eventually have to move to chiplets.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, August 17, 2020 - link

    Show me a review of zen 2 where it is consistently faster then intel, or provides better 1% numbers then intel.

    You wont find it, because as much as some would love it, AMD is still slower then intel in games. Zen 3 may fix this, but zen 2 is not a faster gaming processor.

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