Originally Posted by Chargeit
Got to do what you've got to do to feed the addiction.
For the guys here that are single, then one day you'll find out that there aren't many women around that will be happy once they realize you plan on spending hundreds to thousands a year on PC hardware. It just don't work out like that. Also, they tend to be the ones around when all your crap gets delivered. They'll know.
Oh, that must be why I've been 'cut off' for the last five years.
Well, after over 25 years with the same spouse, it doesn't matter anyway.
BTW, she has her 'hobbies' I don't like either, I grew tired of hearing a granddaughter screaming & having her way before I began to have an interest in computers. So she can have her interests, and leave me the heck alone with mine.
Yet 'kaby_lake' isn't in the plans, a 4790K on a Z97 MB, with the OS running on a NVMe SSD is, with a 1070 for when I get a 4K monitor.
Even Linux Mint can run on these ultra fast SSD's, and the 4790K will leave 'kaby_lake' in a dust storm, probably w/out having to OC.
Probably the majority of these will be sold in notebooks, Chromebooks that doesn't have a true SSD, and maybe even a smartphone version. Desktop PC's, I don't know, prebuilts are already running out of the ears in OEM warehouses, as well as B&M & online ones, don't see much in that market, it's time to tighten inventory a bit. Plus self builders will likely avoid the release, especially with 3rd through 6th gen CPU's widely available, the market is saturated with 1150 & 1151 hardware. Intel will have to perform something huge to get consumers to change, I don't think that even 4.0GHz CPU's will cut it, what's going to be the gain? Unless Intel goes back to fluxless solder, that may make a difference, surely by now they've heard a lot of displeasure over a $10 cheapskate job of building CPU's. Not even AMD has sank to this low.
For the prices of these CPU's one deserves the right technique, no one dropping over $300 for a CPU should have to be concerned about internal thermal paste drying out. Under the heatsink yes, yet inside of the CPU, no! Intel is building these deliberately to fail at some point, some may not make it far past the 3 year warranty, which I'm sure is around the bend for some of these models. Actually, had I done any research before pulling the trigger, would never had purchased the 4790K, knowing I'm going to have to fix Intel's less than $10 proper job for them. Thermal paste eventually dries out, all of it, no exceptions. They could had at least used liquid metal, which doesn't dry out over a few years.
If kaby_lake is properly manufactured the way a CPU should be, and Intel offers a model & frequency for every budget, maybe it'll be a success. If not, the only ones who'll buy & not pay attention are those who purchases prebuilts.