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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by cookieboyeli View Post

FINALLY! Why has nobody else told OP this? If you intend on getting the ABSOLUTE BEST PROCESSOR AVAILABLE FOR GAMING (during the next five years), THEN GET THE 6850k!

Six cores clocked at 4.7GHz will get more FPS than 10 cores clocked at 4.4GHz.

Except the 6850K doesn't clock anywhere near 4.7, look at silicon lottery: https://siliconlottery.com/collections/all/i7-6850k, average chips are 4.2-4.3, you will get 4.4 if you're lucky and 4.5 if you're extremely lucky tongue.gif
post #22 of 44
If you really need the best of the best you're better off building 2 rigs. Build a 2P E5-2670 rig or something for all your productivity and editing stuff, and build a 6600K/6700K rig for gaming. You'd get better gaming performance and cheaper productivity performance.
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post #23 of 44
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Now, I would like to see an OC 6950K vs and OC 6900K to see if the extra $700 is worth it.
It is not.

There are many options, you need to decide on your budget and performance needs. Yeah we all like to encode videos at 200fps using 40+ cores but do we need that all day every day?
post #24 of 44
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Originally Posted by Sonikku13 View Post

I thought E5-2xxx series processors are not overclockable...

Yes you can, check this guy overclocking his to 4.2GHz.
post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

Yes you can, check this guy overclocking his to 4.2GHz.

Not an E5-26xx series.
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post #26 of 44
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Not an E5-26xx series.

Are you absolutely sure there is no way to overclock those Xeons? I was thinking on getting one of those haswell 12 cores for 200$
post #27 of 44
I'm planning to sell off my E5-2670 precisely cause I can't OC it.
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post #28 of 44
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Are you absolutely sure there is no way to overclock those Xeons? I was thinking on getting one of those haswell 12 cores for 200$

Engineering samples are always a gamble that would be a case-by-case thing, but the only worthwhile retail Xeon that overclocks (since Sandy Bridge) is the E5-1680v2.

I still think that the OP would be better off building a gaming rig for gaming and a second used workstation for editing. Going for a multi-processor build with the highest clocked, highest core count Xeons is going to be thousands of dollars down the drain when you find out a 6700k performs better in every currently released game.

If the OP decides that the editing and productivity isn't important enough for that, build a savage 6850k (or even 6800k if you only have a couple of PCI-E devices) build as others have suggested and call it a day. It'll game better than its 8 and 10 core counterparts and it'll work fine as a workstation for a casual.
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post #29 of 44
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Engineering samples are always a gamble that would be a case-by-case thing, but the only worthwhile retail Xeon that overclocks (since Sandy Bridge) is the E5-1680v2.

I still think that the OP would be better off building a gaming rig for gaming and a second used workstation for editing. Going for a multi-processor build with the highest clocked, highest core count Xeons is going to be thousands of dollars down the drain when you find out a 6700k performs better in every currently released game.

If the OP decides that the editing and productivity isn't important enough for that, build a savage 6850k (or even 6800k if you only have a couple of PCI-E devices) build as others have suggested and call it a day. It'll game better than its 8 and 10 core counterparts and it'll work fine as a workstation for a casual.

The 6 core+ variants of the 16XX V3 and V4 are unlocked as well. All other modern Xeons are locked.
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post #30 of 44
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The 6 core+ variants of the 16XX V3 and V4 are unlocked as well. All other modern Xeons are locked.

Ah okay thanks for clarifying, I didn't know if they continued unlocking in the 16xx series past IB or not.
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