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i messed up, nvm
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Not a single one is a better deal.


Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2650L v4
(35M Cache, 1.70 GHz) Launched Q1'16 14 65 W $1329.00

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2660 v4
(35M Cache, 2.00 GHz) Launched Q1'16 14 105 W $1445.00

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2680 v4
(35M Cache, 2.40 GHz) Launched Q1'16 14 120 W $1745.00

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690 v4
(35M Cache, 2.60 GHz) Launched Q1'16 14 135 W $2090.00

Hm. there is no good deals from either the i7 10 core or these Xeons. I mean, sweet, that 14 core for $1329, but clocked so low that even a 4 ghz 5820k probably comes close to it.
     
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When u spent 1723 and realised the next iteration regarding u to change a new board with skylake e socket.

Oh maybe zen will wipe the hedt witb its perfect price performance to a point 10 core drop below 999.
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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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Because this further confirms what we've known for a decade - when Intel is left to it's own devices, prices have skyrocketed and we've gotten less for more. Why is a quad core OF ANY FLAVOUR STILL $300?

6950x is a killer chip, don't get any of us wrong. But it's much too little for way, way too much.
Sparing the late 80's and early 90's that I remember, when hardware was extremely expensive (for a reason), I agree. This is getting absolutely brutal.

I agree, considering the period after consumer computers (around when RAM was less than $100 per MB?) the only period that can be compared is the fairly brief P3 -> P4 transition, before the A64. I know I went from a P3 to something A64, the 2800+ maybe? I loved the pencil OC. Sandybridge to now doesn't really feel that different.

Intel seems to have used the die shrink to 22nm and 14nm for power savings and more chips per water instead of for performance. Perhaps that is what the market wanted (both the stock market and the consumer market). tongue.gif
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6800K looks good. Apart from that there is no point.
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lol 6700k wolf in sheeps clothing
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For a second I thought they were charging $1700 for the hexacore extreme. I look at my inbox and see "i7 6950X for only $1599.00! Coming Soon!" and I damn near sprayed the water I was drinking everywhere.

Looks like I'll be going the Xeon route!
     
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I was really hoping it would be in the $1300 range... I hope they at least give you a kiss on the cheek before the reaming. Hopefully it drops below $1500 soon, maybe it will take competition from AMD to get them to scale a little back on it, I'd imagine the price for the rest of them to stay the same but I honestly don't think the 6950X will stay where it's at. I still have a few weeks to wait on my case and the rest of my parts, I also probably will be waiting on the Titan X80 so I got time to wait and see what happens I guess.
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My i7-6950X just came in this morning...going to see how much it likes my ASRock X99E-iTX and NCase M1...wink.gif


Edited by lutjens - 6/2/16 at 9:43am
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My i7-6950X just came in this morning...going to see how much it likes my ASRock X99E-iTX and NCase M1...wink.gif


drool.gif Let's see if you can get this thing past 4.5GHz.
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