Originally Posted by white owl
Is 2011v3 a dead socket?
I'm in no position to judge that, but I do think X99 came out at an unfortunate time by missing out on DMI 3.0 and only having 8 2.0 chipset lanes, and with broadwell-e coming out in a while before skylake-e, IPC is going to be a bit behind for a while if the rumors of skylake-e not coming out until late 2016-early 2017. Plus is it confirmed that skylake-e will even be 2011v3 or something else?
Obviously these minor things will hardly affect anyone, and X99 still has more cores, more memory, more CPU PCIe, more Sata, ext, so if you need any of that it's the way to go.