Originally Posted by DADDYDC650
I was tempted to get the 6700k but I'd honestly rather have the extra cores just in case. I wouldn't feel comfortable paying over $450 for a binned 6700k when I could just opt for the 6 core. Plus the 6700k will be replaced by Kaby Lake in just a couple of months. I'll ride out the 6800k until Intel comes out with cheaper 8-10 core CPU's.
Yeah same, i like the advantages of the X99 platform like quad channel memory which has double bandwidth of the dual channel of skylake, having 28 or 40 pci lanes on the CPU for better device and SLI etc.. (although now that GTX 1080 etc.. is limited to only two way SLI pci lanes aren't as important and you could actually run two way SLI on an i7 6700K and still have 4 lanes left for like a PCI SSD etc.. since the 6700K has 20
pci lanes rather than 16 like all the previous quad core i7's have had like the i7 5775C< i7 4790K/4770K, i7 3770K etc.. (all had 16 lanes) And kaby lake is going to have 24 lanes!!
which is quite impressive honestly, and it will be able to use the new Intel connectivity standard (the name escapes me, i wanna say it's "Xpoint" something?) for storage and such.
Overall though X99 has better motherboards like the Rampage V Edition 10 that i just got recently which is AMAZING; it gives you 6, 8, or even 10 cores for video rendering and such, you get more max RAM capacity of 128GB etc..
I was kinda regretting getting this setup "somewhat", as i wondered if getting like an i7 6700K and a Z170 board or possibly waiting and getting an i7 7700K kaby lake and Z270 board; and using that for gaming etc.. and then getting one of the super cheap Xeon E5 2670 8 core 16 thread Sandy-Bridge CPUs that are on sale for $60 on ebay, and an X79 motherboard thats compatible with it and some ECC RAM. You can even get a dual socket motherboard for about $300 (x79 asus dp8 type boards) and get TWO of the Xeon E5 2670 and ~64GB of DDR3 ECC RAM and only spend about $500!! And for that $500 you have SIXTEEN CORES AND THIRTY TWO THREADS!! So i kinda wonder if i wouldn't have been better just getting a Skylake or Kaby lake quad core for gaming and getting a seperate 8 core or dual CPU Xeon system for my video editing and rendering etc..
The ONLY thing that makes me think i made the right decision is that games like Total War Warhammer actually get a pretty decent fps increase going from 4 cores to 6 cores and STILL gain like ~5fps iirc going from a 6 core to an 8 core! Although most games can't really take advantage of that many cores for sure.Edited by DarkIdeals - 7/13/16 at 6:28pm