Originally Posted by LunaP
Also cad can I get your input on the above?
He is basically re-iterating what I was mentioning to Raja.
I mean, that's part of why my approach to OC is a bit different than most...power consumption is a big part that I consider. The average limit where chips "wall" and need more voltage is typically around the same power draw. As Raja mentioned, 200W is pretty much that limit for IVB-E, while SNB-E seemed good until around 265 W or so. Given the reduction in transistor size by process design, Intel did pretty good, but I feel overall quality of the CPUs has suffered - but if you don't look at power consumption on a large scale considering things like this, that might not be readily apparent. It all depends on what your looking at. Some users simply OC for performance or benchmarks, I OC because I'm a silicon geek.
Originally Posted by SeanEboy
Is there any list of the necessary updates/etc that I should pay attention to on this board? I'm wondering what the quickest way of ensuring I have the most up to date/or best drivers is..?
Install them off the disc, but Intel LAN has newer on Intel site.
Originally Posted by CyBorg807
So I am sure this question has been asked to death but I am planning on picking up a Rampage IV Black Edition next week, I am a little torn on getting either a 4960X or a 4930K, from what I understand there is little to no benefit going for the 4960X but I just wanted to confirm that there is no binning process for those chips. I am planning on running my setup with 4x4GB sticks of 2400MHz CL9 ram and an H100i if that helps.
"K" should be fine. centvalny has had some really good "K" chips, I gotta say.
Plus, less cache enabled makes cooling easier, and maybe that's why the 4930K seems to do better. At the same time, I've only seen results from about 200 ES 4960X chips that myself and others have had.Edited by cadaveca - 3/5/14 at 7:08pm