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Actually, thermals were never an issue during overclocking. Even with my H75 running at 55% fans the 6950X was perfectly happy. I'm thinking that's because these things only need a reasonable amount of voltage before they hit their non-voltage-limited walls.


All depends on what workloads you were giving it. There will be those that will want to push stability to the limits with Prime, and other intensive AVX 2.0 application
post #52 of 115
First time in years when I cannot *afford* the X-model so I am trying to pick a 6900K soon.

Anyone noticed that Intel ships the X again in a black box? LOL smile.gif

That's what you get for the extra cash besides two cores/threads.
post #53 of 115
Nice for Intel to honor it's past EE customers by raising the price almost a thousand dollars.

I will happily pass, and keep my 5960x.
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Coming from someone that has a 5960X, the price of the 6950X is insane.
That's what happens when there's no competition I suppose.

I hope AMD tears Intel a new one with Zen-based CPUs.

Beyond insane... it's a slap in the face. I do not think many of these will sell at all.
post #55 of 115
Very disappointing, especially for the price.
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post #56 of 115
At this point, we are waiting for AMD to save us from BOTH Intel and Nvidia. What a world we live in.

$1089 6900k, $1723 i7-6950X

$450 1070, $700 1080.
post #57 of 115
Geez, my first post in about half a year....

bought 2x brand new 980ti, and after going through 3 different ASUS X99 deluxe boards, I havn't even had much time to use my 5930k and these other "top of the line" parts i was so excited about (not to mention dropping about 300$ on 16GB of DDR4 right after release).

and now........ how should I feel??

oh and my rig has pretty much every single component equipped with its own waterblock from EK, along with Bitspower crystal link from top to bottom, so swapping out any single component is.... difficult to say the least.

lol
post #58 of 115
Ignoring the price which is pretty much up there with Donald Trump being president, I have to ask : why are OCN members hating so much on INTEL? I see words of the sort 'not for gaming' 'mediocre' 'not worth it'. Who is truly to blame here? INTEL? They gave you a 10 core chip that blows away everything in multi-threaded applications. Should INTEL start coding the games as well? Why are people stuck in the past?

Sorry for asking so many questions but it is mind boggling to see the community dismiss such a piece of technology because they look at it the wrong way. The hardware is ready to move on. Why isn't the software? Stop measuring a chip by looking at single threaded performance. Please show me an equivalent 10 core chip on the market that pulls better 'for gaming' frames and I go sit in a corner naked biggrin.gif!

You want gaming? Look elsewhere thumb.gif!!!
 
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ok, well more reviews are available and it looks like 4.4-4.5GHZ is the max clock anyone could get on ANY of the chips; just like desktop broadwell.

what a joke of a release.
 
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I'm sure some of the old timers who've been following hardware since the 80's and 90's will have some anecdotes, but in my 27-years on this Earth and a fair chunk of that time following PC hardware, this is as bad as I can ever remember it getting.

When I first got really knee-deep into this stuff it was during the transition from Pentium 3 to Pentium 4, and as I recall things weren't all rainbows and happiness then either. Early P4s, again as I recall, were actually slower in some cases than later P3s. Then you had CPUs getting slowly faster and faster but hotter and hotter until... Athlon 64. My first self-built system, with an A64 3200+ and ATI 9800 Pro, one helluva a machine. biggrin.gif

After that we had Core 2 Duo... Which got shrunk and improved. Then we had the i7/i5/i3 stuff come out, and it was pretty solid... Then Sandy Bridge blew us all away (I'm still on an OCd 2500K)...

But since then, it's just been depressing, frankly. If you'd told me back when I bought my Sandy Bridge rig that, almost 6-years later, we wouldn't be able to get a HT-disabled octa-core for at most $350, I don't think I'd have believed you. If you'd told me that an overclocked AMD 8350 would still be, more or less, the fastest AMD CPU on the planet, I wouldn't have believed you for sure.

I guess my point in all of this long, rambling post is leading up to a question: When has it been this bad? And how did you survive it? redface.gif
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