Originally Posted by 2010rig
In other words, we COULD give the Enthusiast market 12 Core chips, but is the enthusiast ready to pay for it?
$2K max for the 5990X.
Agreed. On both counts.
I'd happily pay that, you'd be fine with it for ages.
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
I'm actually considering buy 16 8 core Xeons now and making a Quad 4P machine for Folding@Home. Deepening on the price and what they consider "Extreme", I'd be interested.
These OC, how much is what might make it worth it.
Originally Posted by GermanyChris
I’d buy one tomorrow if it’s clocked at ~3.0 Ghz has 40 lanes in a socket that will last 2 tick tock’s and is under $800. I don’t mind spending money if it’s long term and has upgrade potential.
2 Tick Tocks? An SB 4 core has lasted that...Nehalem has lasted longer. It'll probably be able to max out games until PCIe 3.0 and 64GB RAM or so actually become limitations. It's got fast as heck IPC and if you OC it to even just 3.5Ghz? That's plenty for games, which will start to use more cores in future as well...And for all we know Mantle will merely make games with GCN use multi-core CPUs more efficiently, even if it's Intel with a GCN card. This would run amazingly.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
Just give us an 8-core 5930K around the same price as the 4930K and I'll be happy...
Or for AMD, an OCable 16 core on an LGA socket.
Originally Posted by Ghoxt
As someone pointed out. There's always someone with enough disposable income and little sense.
/looking in mirror
Or a use for 12 cores.