Originally Posted by Laithan
In the mean time.. Intel is up to the same stuff YET AGAIN...
I'm ranting because anyone reading this thread knows I'm itching for an upgrade (lol).. I was HOPEFUL that Skylake would be something to consider but not gonna happen..SKYLAKEWell that's a HUGE disappointment....
Ok, Intel congrats for finally getting the base clock speed a bit higher.. this indicates overclocking to ~5+ Ghz may be somewhat easily obtainable..
I think the limitation of 4 REAL cores (regardless of which model you choose) is also not that out of the ordinary
as this CPU is targeted for "Gamers
".. Gamers only need
a quad core ATM (with a high clock speed) and who cares about hyper-threading....But here we are again, repeating the SAME RITUAL Intel has been repeating for the last 8 years!"Thanks for being loyal customers everyone.. Time for a NEW SOCKET, NEW CHIPSET, NEW MEMORY and most likely a NEW COOLER too.. "
You can plan to have to re-install your O/S (I would) so this is a MAJOR "UPGRADE", or I should say a MAJOR PIA EXPENSIVE WASTE OF TIME!
Who the heck wants DDR4? NOBODY.. Nobody needs it for gaming.
Ok maybe I am wrong, let's review the facts.. Intel is offering us... umm.. well let's see there's PCI-e 3.0.. oh we already had that long ago (we still don't really even exceed PCI-e 2.0).. Umm let's see, ummm... errrr... uhhhh.. smart cache? How about SMART CONSUMERS! OK STOP.. Intel
-please STOP treating the consumer like an IDIOT..
I am blown away at how Intel re-sells us the SAME TECH OVER AND OVER
again..There's NOTHING NEW HERE..
An entirely new platform just to have exactly WHAT MOST OF US ALREADY HAD...Then on top of it all, they limit PCI-e lanes to 16.
16 stinkin lanes..
So thanks Intel for boosting the clock speeds for gaming and then shafting us immediately after.NO, there is NO 16x16 SLI..
So my PCI-e RAID card and SLI GPU's won't be compatible with this platform.. not enough bandwidth to go around.
We just went through a round of the PCI-e lane limitation game with consumers and last gen CPUs
.. we need to be have a voice to say we aren't stupid!It is clear Intel is milking us all yet again..
There is evidence of intentionally limiting the processor and/or chipset for the sake of limiting the product life span. These intentional limitations
(they are CERTAINLY NOT
TECHNOLOGICAL limitations, we can and already HAVE produced CPUs with many more lanes, etc). I also see this as a backward promotion for x99. Get us "coming or going".
I hope sales reflect the public's lack of enthusiasm and I hope that people see through all the marketing and hype..
Look at NVIDIA and AMD.. In the same 8 years they have demonstrated that they can double performance every year basically (I don't know exact stats). They are coming up with NEW ARCHITECTURES that DRASTICALLY improve performance. They are still using 28nm and yet we have amazing GPUs
using Maxwell architecture (for example the Titan X and 980Ti).
When will we get CPUs that DRASTICALLY improve performance again like we did back in the day?
End of rant